Brick cop rescues suicidal woman from Metedeconk River

     A Brick Township police officer rescued a suicidal woman from the Metedeconk River Monday morning. (Image: Google Maps)

    A Brick Township police officer rescued a suicidal woman from the Metedeconk River Monday morning. (Image: Google Maps)

    A woman is recovering in an area hospital after a Brick Township police officer rescued her from the Metedeconk River Monday morning, authorities said.

    Ptl. James Albanese responded to the river near the T-dock at Windward Beach around 9:40 a.m. after a witness told him that a woman, who police did not identify, had entered the water in an attempt to commit suicide, Sgt. Henry J. Drew said in a release.

    Albanese spotted her, entered the water, and brought the unconscious woman ashore, Drew said, adding that Sgt. John Talty and Ptl. Harrison Theibault then arrived and assisted with lifesaving efforts. 

    Brick Police EMS and MONOC paramedics arrived and transported the woman to Ocean Medical Center in Brick, where she was listed in stable condition and expected to recover, according to Drew. 

    Anyone with suicidal thoughts can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit here for more information. 

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