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Wappinger state trooper dives into pond to save a man's life

A Dutchess County state trooper has been credited with saving a man's life in August after he dove into a pond to rescue him.

News 12 Staff

Sep 7, 2022, 10:03 PM

Updated 654 days ago

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A Dutchess County state trooper has been credited with saving a man's life in August after he dove into a pond to rescue him. 
The body camera of Wappinger-based Trooper Francis Rush captured the moment when he dove into the pond off Westgate Drive in Fishkill.
Trooper Rush rescued the driver of the car, which was submerged in 15 feet of water.
Troopers say he had a medical emergency and drove into the pond.


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