Off duty cop saves LI woman trapped under a dock

Off duty cop saves LI woman trapped under a dock

An off duty cop saved a woman trapped under a dock on Wednesday in Wantagh. According to Police, in the afternoon on July 22, 2020, an off-duty Nassau County Police Department Aviation Unit officer was at the Wantagh Park Marina when he heard a splash and screams for help.  The officer was able to quickly locate an 80-year-old female submerged in water and trapped under the dock. The officer was able to dislodge one board of the dock and grabbed hold of the female and held the woman’s head above the water while other responding units including the Emergency Services Unit and the Wantagh Fire Department were able to remove more dock boards and safely lift the woman onto the dock. The female, who was alert and conscious, was transported by a Nassau County Police Ambulance to an area hospital for treatment. There were no other reported injuries.