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Police officers credited with saving women, baby from near drowning

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Two Wrightsville Beach Police officers saved two women and an infant from a near drowning this evening.

According to a news release, around 5:30 p.m., officers Jason Windham and Andrew Ridge were patrolling the beach strand near Access 31 in Wrightsville Beach. They saw two women struggling up to their necks in water and holding an infant over their head. They were being pulled by rip currents into deeper water.

Both officers rushed into the water and were able to rescue the women and baby.

According to Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue Supervisor Jeremy Owens, the officers’ quick response more than likely saved the lives of all three beach visitors.

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