Jamestown Police Honor Group That Saved Elderly Man From River Last Month

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JAMESTOWN – The four people credited with saving the life of an elderly man who fell into the Chadakoin River last month are receiving formal recognition for their actions.

This week, Jamestown Police Chief Tim Jackson, Captain Forster, and Lieutenant Ward presented the group with Citizens Recognition Letters.

Employees of Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics, Dean Bennett, Mike Campbell, Merle Delcamp, and Patti Carlson helped save a man, estimated to be in his mid-50s or 60s, from the riverbank on July 19.

Chief Jackson reflected on the heroics shown on that day.

“We’d like to thank you guys for everything you did. You probably saved that person’s life that night,” said Jackson. “That was also the same night we had our officer run into that burning building so a lot of heroes that night.”

The trio say they are just happy to be in the right place, at the right time, and that they couldn’t have pulled the man from the river without the help of responding Jamestown Police Officers who responded.


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