Officer Rescues Woman Trapped in Floodwaters in Central New Jersey

An officer with the Ewing Police Department in New Jersey rescued a woman from floodwaters as the remnants of Hurricane Ida battered the Northeast.

The policeman, identified as Officer Justin Quinlan, witnessed a woman who had been forced to exit her vehicle and was trapped by fast-moving water. “Officer Quinlan was able to find a way through the swift moving water to come to her aid,” wrote the department. “He was able to position himself and the female on a guard rail where they had a stable location to await rescue personnel.”

After twenty minutes of waiting, a “collaborative effort” between Ewing Fire Stations 30, 31, and 33 ensured the successful rescue of both.

This video of the flooding, which the department said was taken on September 1, shows the officer assisting the woman. Credit: Ewing Police Department via Storyful

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