Police Release More Info On Friday Afternoon Water Rescue In Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN – Police in Jamestown have released more information about the rescue that saved a man from the Chadakoin River on Friday afternoon.  

Jamestown Police say around 2 p.m. officers responded to a report of a 58-year-old man in distress in the river near the area of Victoria Avenue and Institute Street.  

The Jamestown Fire Department and Alstar EMS crews arrived and were able to quickly attend to the man, police say.  

The man was pulled from the riverbank using a rescue basket and ladder truck to hoist him to safety. 

He was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital with minor injuries.  

Officers believe that the man fell from a nearby bridge into the water and was swept downstream due to heavy rain runoff. 



JAMESTOWN – A man was pulled from the waters of a raging river in Jamestown on Friday afternoon.

Jamestown Police tell WNY News Now the man fell into the Chadakoin River around 2:20 p.m. amid a heavy rainstorm. Thanks to quick work of the Jamestown Fire Department, the man was rescued from the riverbank. Crews used a ladder truck to pull him to safety.

He was taken from the scene to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital by Alstar EMS. Police are following up with the man and expect to issue an update later in the day.

Viewers watched the rescue live on WNY News Now and can see the replay in the linked video above.

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