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June 26, 2016

Drowning woman saved by firefighter, police officer in Atlantic City

A woman was rescued from drowning by a firefighter and police officer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The incident occurred Saturday around 7:30 a.m. near the 500 block of the Boardwalk.

Tai’ay Conn, of Trenton, was struggling to keep her head above the water when Kurt Marrone, Acting Battalion Chief of the Atlantic City Fire Department, jumped in the water to assist her. However, waves began slamming the two against the jetty.

Two police officers, Patrick Finegan and Kevin Dever, arrived and assessed the situation. Finegan removed his duty belt and handed it to Dever to jump in the water. Finegan was able to pull Marrone and Conn to safety.

Both Finegan, who suffered cuts to his hands and arms, and Conn refused medical assistance.