Officer Zac Becker was approached by a man shortly after midnight who said that his girlfriend was missing and was last seen walking near a bridge, 部門は言った.
ベッカーがその地域を調べたとき, he heard splashing in the water and located the man’s girlfriend unconscious floating in the middle of the river, so he jumped in to save her.
Becker held on to the woman and waited for other officers to arrive to help carry the woman up the river bank. EMS personnel eventually got to the scene and treated the woman, who was then semi-conscious.
“We commend Officer Becker’s quick actions which likely saved her life,” the Eau Claire Police Department said in a social media post 月曜日に.
As the summer months get into full swing, the water can be a dangerous place. Just days before Becker saved this woman in Wisconsin, a police officer in Massachusetts tragically drowned while trying to save a 14-year-old boy.
Worcester Police Department Officer Emmanuel Familia responded with other officers to a report of multiple teens struggling to stay afloat in a pond on Friday afternoon. Two of the teens were rescued, but Familia and the third boy never surfaced.