A New Jersey police officer saved a woman who was swept away in the floodwaters when the remnants of Hurricane Ida tore through the tri-state area.
The dramatic water rescue was caught on police bodycam footage.
Officer Justin Quinlan used a guard rail to navigate waist-high floods and rescue a woman trapped in a fast moving water after being forced from her car.
“Hold on dear, don’t move, okay,” Quinlan is heard telling the woman as he inched his way through the deluge to come to her aid.
“Do me a favor. Are you injured right now?,” he asked the older woman, who was wearing a black mask, once he finally waded over to her position.
“No,” the woman replied.
“Okay swing your leg up over this guard rail for me,” the cop implored as the woman navigated the furious flood.
“You’re gonna straddle it. Seat your butt down nice and tight,” Quinlan demanded. “This is going to be our brace.”
“When I turned down the street there was no water,” the woman exclaimed.
“Yeah, it’s coming out of nowhere,” Quinlan replied.
The officer stayed with the woman for more than 20 minutes before the fire department successfully rescued her, police wrote on Facebook.
“We would like to recognize Ewing Fire Department Captain Kyle Brower and Firefighter Oscar Estrada who entered the water and executed the rescue. The initial response and rescue lasted over 40 minutes,” officials wrote.
“Great job by Officer Quinlan and the Ewing Fire Department!!”