CHELSEA — Four NYPD responders rescued a man struggling in the Hudson River on Saturday morning, with three of them leaping into the water to try and rescue him despite his attempts to fight them off, officials said.
Two patrol officers responding to a call of a man in the water arrived at West 34th Street and 12th Avenue to find a 58-year-old man struggling in the river, police said.
As the distressed man sunk under the surface, officers Jordan Rossi and Kasey Homer plunged in to try and save him, police said.
The NYPD's Emergency Service Unit truck 1 also responded, and on arriving at the scene also tried to help the apparently incoherent man, who tried to refuse their efforts. Detective Peter Quinn also jumped in the water, while Detective Larry Olivetti held a rescue line to help pull the aided man to safety, police said.
EMS workers rushed the disturbed man to Bellevue Hospital for a psych evaluation, and the patrol officers were sent to Roosevelt Hospital for treatment of minor injuries suffered during the struggle.