GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 29, 2022)--Lt. Jason Flood, Gloucester City Police Department spokesman, released a statement today thanking the Good Samaritans who aided the police in yesterday's rescue of a woman who drove her car off of Freedom Pier, King and Cumberland Sts., into the Delaware River.
During the water rescue on April 28, 2022, (3) Good Samaritans helped load the female onto their boat and transported the female and officers to the floating dock of the North Wind Schooner. We would like to recognize these men for their actions: Michael Natrin (Oxford, PA), Stratis Tiniakos (Egg Harbor Township, NJ), and Gene Blemmings (Deptford, NJ). Without their help, we would not have been able to remove the female from the water in such an expeditious manner and render life-saving treatment.
Additionally, we would like to recognize William Evans (Thorofare, NJ). Mr. Evans transported Detective Sergeant Depoder, Officer Sean Gartland, and Officer John Bryszewski Jr. to their residences, in the back of his pickup truck, so they could take a shower and change uniforms. Thank you for your generosity.