- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) - Two Bayonne police officers are being hailed as heroes after they plunged into the freezing depths of a tidal strait that bisects the northern New Jersey city and New York to save a man’s life.

NJ.com reports (https://bit.ly/2jWDytv ) Officers Timothy Sullivan and Jeffrey Kaiser first encountered the victim Monday morning at Brady’s Dock as part of an investigation into a domestic dispute nearby.

Police say the 28-year-old Jersey City man started acting erratically when the officers approached, eventually jumping from the dock into the Kill van Kull.

Both officers immediately dove in the water and rescued the man despite being in full uniform. The victim was transported to Bayonne Medical Center for treatment of hypothermia.

Police Chief Drew Niekrasz says he’s proud of the officers for going “above and beyond.”


Information from: NJ.com, https://www.nj.com

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