Woman in cold waters saved by Bridgeport man, officers - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Woman in cold waters saved by Bridgeport man, officers

Posted: Updated:

A Bridgeport man, along with two police officers, are being credited with saving a woman who had fallen into the water at Captain's Cove Seaport.

Tom Bodine, 50, was walking his dogs in the area of Yacht Street around 7:45 p.m. when he heard someone yell out, "Help, I can't swim."

After eight minutes of searching for the woman, Bodine found her and threw her a nylon tow strap, which was strapped to her torso.

Officers Omar Jimenez and Daniel Gerardi found the unidentified woman and after being unable to pull her in by the strap, they were able to bring her to safety by grabbing her belt.

The woman was taken to Saint Vincent's Medical where she was treated for hypothermia. She also had cuts on her arms and legs, but was expected to survive the incident.

Gerardi was also suffered a cut to his left hand.

Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.