The hero COP was hanging on the helicopter to rescue a man from icy river

The hero COP was hanging on the helicopter to rescue a man from icy river

A police officer risked their lives, hanging on the helicopter to pull a dying man out of the icy Merrimack river in Lowell, the state of Massachusetts.

As reported by the Boston Globe, it happened last night, January 3.

The hero COP was hanging on the helicopter to rescue a man from icy river

According to the representative of the state police, David Procopio, in the river was «distraught man». Rescuers tried to reach it by boat, but were unable to because of ice during the rescue operation was damaged two boats.

A police helicopter arrived around 19 PM, a searchlight to illuminate the scene. But after rescuers failed, and drowning man has ceased to move, the police from the helicopter decided to try to get him out.

«They had no other options,» said Procopio.

The helicopter on time, landed in a nearby Park to patrol Russ Phippen was able to move to the back seat.

When they returned to the river, the helicopter hovered low over the water, and Phippen made it out to the runners and literally hung on them to reach the drowning men. After a few minutes, he still managed to do it, then the helicopter flew directly to the hospital.

Not yet established the identity of the victim and how he ended up in the water, but as of 12.45 3 Jan the man was alive.

We will remind, recently a paramedic from new York plunged into the icy waters of the Hudson river to save the man.

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