Bayonne emergency responders rescued a woman who jumped into the Newark Bay in Bayonne Thursday night.
According to a statement released by the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management, Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to Newark Bay off Veterans Stadium at 8:47 pm Thursday on a report of a woman in the water.
Officials said, during a torrential downpour, arriving Police and Fire units spotted a woman approximately 200-300 yards off-shore. Firefighters launched two marine units and were able to make contact within minutes.
According to officials, the woman refused to be rescued and continued to evade rescuers.
Two rescue swimmers went into the bay to attempt a rescue, however, the woman remained combative and would not allow rescuers to secure her.
Officials said at approximately 10 pm, Bayonne Fire personnel were able to pull her aboard their vessel safely.
Bayonne OEM did not confirm how the woman got in the water nor if she was on a suicidal mission.”m
The woman was transported to the 16th Street boat dock and met by McCabe Ambulance and transported to an area hospital.
"Tonight's rescue was an incredible display of bravery and professionalism from our firefighters. They exhibited great skill under challenging conditions and were able to bring this emergency to a successful end. I want to express thanks to NYPD, the New Jersey Regional Fireboat Task Force, the Bayonne Police Department and McCabe Ambulance for their assistance and support," Bayonne Office of Emergency Management said.
IMAGE CREDIT: Bayonne Office of Emergency Management