Arizona police officers save man from drowning after his wheelchair tips over into canal, spettacoli video

L'uomo, who is paraplegic, fell into the canal shortly before 2 a.m. a Maggio 8 and was neck-deep when officers arrived, Phoenix Police Department spokesperson Mercedes Fortune said.

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After falling in the canal, the man was pulled downstream until he got stuck near a metal grate.

Officers Jacob Garcia and Justin Hopkins were able to loop a rope around the man’s chest with the help of a couple of bystanders, then hoisted him out of the water.

The rope was definitely a big help. Luckily we were able to make use of that tool that they had,” Hopkins told FOX 10. “[Officer Garcia] tied that rope around his torso. I repositioned myself and grabbed ahold of his legs. And we were able to lift him out, luckily with no injuries and no problems. … That rope saved that man’s life.

Once the man was out of the water, the Phoenix Fire Department gave the man a blanket and made sure he was alright.

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