The Alexandria Police Department (APD) advised today that several officers were involved in a water rescue early Sunday morning on July 31, 2016.
APD advised that, around 1 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, Alexandria Police Officers began looking for a woman who made statements regarding her health and well-being earlier in the evening. Officers located her at the dead end of Prince Street beside the Potomac. Before they could reach her the woman jumped into the water.
APD officers Sergeant Meekins, Officer Parker, and Alexandria Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Buchanan feared for the safety of the woman and followed her into the river. They were able to get her safely back to shore where she received the mental health treatment that she needed. A great job by all involved!