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Police Rescue 2 Men From Strong Currents Of The East River

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Two men had to be rescued from the strong currents of the East River at 100th Street after falling into the water Monday morning.

Authorities said the first man either jumped or fell off the pedestrian bridge into the river and was intoxicated. The second man was a good Samaritan trying to help him.

Two Emergency Service Unit (ESU) police detectives helped rescue the men, who without help, would have likely drowned, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.

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“I couldn’t tell you how deep the water was, I could tell you it was deep enough that you couldn’t feel the bottom and it was the current [that] kept pulling us away from the sea wall,” Police Detective Daniel Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez said one man — presumably the good Samaritan — was able to help himself to safety on a latter. He said he had to hold onto the second person and swim “over to one of the NYPD harbor boats.

Both men were expected to make a full recovery.

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  • Nick

    Nature about remove an idiot. Than a semi-idiot. And than the cops interfered with Nature. WHY?

  • flea

    It’s impossible to drown in the east river.

    • ANGEL


    • Steve

      Actually, back in the early 1900s, swimming was permited in the East River. However, thanks to pollution and very dangerous currents, New York City subsequenly banned swimming in this body of water (which is not actually a river, but is technically a Strait).

      Also note that the place where the guys fell in is not far from Hell’s Gate (a stretch of the River that is notoriously dangerous). Therefore, “Flea” – as I’m guessing that you’re not Mark Phelps under an alias – I really doubt that you’d last very long in these places.

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