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Press Releases / 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2005


Stop woman from jumping in water at Long Island City Pier

FDNY EMT’S successfully stopped the attempted suicide of a woman today at 48 Avenue and Central Boulevard in Queens. The woman, whose name was not released, ran through a group of FDNY EMS personnel as they were shooting a Public Service Announcement for EMS Week 2005. After being alerted by an onlooker that the woman was going to kill herself, EMT’s Peter Glennon and Wendell O’Brien chased after her and successfully stopped her from jumping into the East River. She was brought back onto land and treated at the scene before being transported to Elmhurst Hospital. The EMT’s will be available at FDNY Headquarters at 4 PM.

***FDNY Audio Visual Unit was on scene for the PSA Shoot and raw footage of the rescue will be available at press conference.


EMT’S Wendell O’Brian and Peter Glennon


Press Availability and Video Distribution of Rescue


Outside FDNY HQ - 9 Metrotech Center (Flatbush Avenue side)


Thursday February 17, 2005 4PM



Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / Mike Loughran (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

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