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FDNY Members Rescue Distressed Swimmer in Manhattan

By FDNY, Correspondent | August 01, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 080720107

Manhattan, NY - At 10:50 P.M. on Saturday, August 1st, FDNY members from Marine 6 and Ladder 3 responded to East 10th Street and FDR Drive in Manhattan for reports of a person in distress in the water. Members from the responding units deployed rescue swimmers into the East River, who swam out and were able to secure the individual, preventing the person from drowning and being carried away by the current. Through teamwork and coordination, the individual was brought ashore where the patient was treated and transported to a local hospital by FDNY EMTs and Paramedics from Station 8 and Station 4.

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