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Gloucester City Cops and Good Samaritans Honored for Rescuing Accident Victim from Delaware River


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image source Gloucester City Police Dept.

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 13, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The police officers and civilians who helped rescue the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the Freedom Pier safety barrier were honored recently The car landed upside down in the Delaware River.  Pictured from left to right are Mayor Dayl Baile, Officer  John Bryszewski Jr., Officer Sean Gartland, and D/Sgt. Carlos Depoder received a Life-Saving Award for the water rescue. Good Samaritans Gene Blemmings, Michael Natrin, and Stratis Taniakos (not pictured), we’re presented with a proclamation from Assemblymen Bill Moen (wearing mask) and Mayor Baile for their help during the rescue.

Below are excerpts from the incident reports filed by the police and fire departments that were obtained by CNBNews via an OPRA request. 


The following is from the police department incident report. 

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Below from the Fire Department incident report.

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Screen Shot 2022-07-16 at 14.45.53 Rescue personnel searched the vehicle to see if anyone else was inside. Divers from the Bellmawr Fire Department searched the vehicle for any additional occupants. No other occupants were located inside the vehicle. The Gloucester City Fire Department, Bellmawr Fire Department, and Beaver Brook Motors conducted operations to remove the vehicle from the Delaware River. 

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The driver of the vehicle jumped the curb and crashed through the iron fence before her vehicle fell into the Delaware River. Since the accident, the fence has been replaced. (CNBNews photo)