Wednesday, April 27 2016 20:05 EEST
NYPD harbor cops save man who jumped from Brooklyn bridge
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The New York City Police Department reported about the rescue of a man jump from mid-span of the bridge.

NYPD shared on Facebook: 'Police Officers Roccasalvo and Bebenista were patrolling the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday morning when they saw a man jump from mid-span of the bridge. Only a short distance from where the man landed, the duo immediately went into action piloting their boat to perform the rescue.

The man, who only had minor injuries, saw the officers and was able to grab hold of the life line given to him. Officers Roccasalvo and Bebenista reassured the man that he was now safe and going get the help he needed as they pulled him onto their boat. 'The currents in the East River are notoriously strong and we were just glad to be able to get him out of the dangerous water,' said Officer Roccasalvo a 22-year veteran of the Department. 'No heroics, just a day on the water in the NYPD Harbor Unit.'

The New York City Police Department or NYPD, officially the City of New York Police Department, was established in 1845 and is the largest municipal police force in the United States, having primary responsibilities in law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City.

The NYPD is one of the oldest police departments established in the United States, tracing its roots back to the seventeenth century.

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