Antioch police, Harbormaster rescue Antioch man from river Monday afternoon

Antioch Police officers on the Harbormaster’s boat prepare to rescue a man in the river, Monday afternoon, Nov. 27, 2017. Photos by APD

From APD Facebook page

Early Monday afternoon, Nov. 27, 2017 the Antioch Police Department received calls regarding a male that was seen in the water in the area of the river north of the Antioch Lumber building. The calls advised that the person was yelling for help, and appeared in distress.

Antioch Police officer with rescued man head back to shore.

Officers quickly arrived in the area, and found that the man (a 25-year-old Antioch man), was several hundred feet out from shore and appeared in need of assistance. Law enforcement water support wasn’t immediately available, so officers responded to the Antioch Marina, and contacted Harbormaster James Pflueger who immediately assisted with the use of his boat.

The man was successfully rescued from his predicament, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of hypothermia as the water temperature was less than 60 degrees. The circumstances surrounding how the man ended up in the water remain under investigation, but a happy ending nonetheless to quite a scary situation.

According to Sgt. Dee described the man as Hispanic, shirtless and “5150”, a reference to a section of California state law which means he was a danger to himself and others.

Allen Payton contributed to this report.


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One Comment to “Antioch police, Harbormaster rescue Antioch man from river Monday afternoon”

  1. RJB says:

    So this is the type of shenanigans that’s keeping our police force busy and not available for hours to others that need their help.

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