to connectVideoRiver rescue caught on to the Iowa police body cameras
Raw video: Two people have been rescued by the Iowa police department in the turbulent waters of the Des Moines River.
Police in Iowa have fought against the choppy waters of the Des Moines River this week to save a couple after their inflatable raft and drifted over a dam and capsized.
The Des Moines police department, arrived at the Scott Street Bridge at about 9:30 p.m. Monday to investigate reports of people shouting “the help,” the department wrote on Facebook. The officers, a man and a woman are trapped in the dam, which is struggling to keep their heads above the water.
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“Get me some rope,” an officer is heard telling the woman. “This is a good one, hold on. Just keep holding on, don’t let go.”
Officers throwing a rope to the pair and the fight against the turmoil of the water for more than two minutes, the bodycam video shows. If an officer is working to attract the woman of a low waterfall, emptying into the dam, it will disappear under the water’s surface.
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“Stop them, stop them, stop them,” the officer is helping the woman’s screams.
The officers, with the help of a Good Samaritan, and ultimately pull the victims to safety. The 44-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, were treated at a hospital and released, police said.
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As for the officers involved, the department said they are “dried off, and went back to work.”
The department used the incident to caution visitors to wear life jackets and follow posted warnings and cautions in the vicinity of the dam.