- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say three NYPD officers jumped into a stormy Hudson River to rescue a drowning man.

The rescue happened at 10 p.m. Friday during strong winds and torrential rains.

Officers responding to a 911 call saw a naked man in the Hudson near West 132nd Street. Police say the man was about 60 feet from the pier.

Detective Jason Curley removed his boots and jumped in.

Police say the man was unconscious and sinking when Curley reached him. They say Curley grabbed the man and secured him to a pylon.

Two other officers jumped in to help, and a fourth secured a rope ladder for his fellow officers to haul the man to safety.

The man was taken to a hospital in stable condition. His name was not released.

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