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NJ Transit police save man from drowning in Hudson River with rescue ring buoys

NJ Transit police say they're sharing the story to bring awareness to ring buoys and how using them can help save lives.

Lanette Espy

May 21, 2024, 11:36 AM

Updated 33 days ago

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NJ Transit police officers in Hoboken helped rescue a man drowning in the Hudson River.
Authorities say they saw a man in the river near the Newport walkway on April 11. They say a member of the public had deployed a nearby rescue buoy, but the man was unable to climb out of the current.
The officers obtained additional water rescue equipment. Using two rescue buoys and a “Man Overboard Recovery Ladder System,” multiple officers and responding firefighters pulled the man to safety.
Police say the man was given further help by EMS/Crisis.
NJ Transit police say they're sharing the story to bring awareness to ring buoys and how using them can help save lives. They say strategically placed ring buoy cases located along the waterfront are accessible to the public for emergencies, and if rapidly deployed, can help save lives. They are in ring buoy stands marked NJTPD.


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