OCEAN CITY, MD – When officers riding along the shore off the coast of Ocean City spotted a man floating on his back in the water, they realized something was wrong. The man was about 200 yards offshore and unresponsive, the Maryland Natural Resources Police Officers said.
On Tuesday, they responded to the area of 52nd St to assist the Ocean City Fire Department with a water rescue.
“NRP officers located a male subject floating on his back approximately 200 yards offshore. When officers tried to call out to the male, he did not respond,” an MNRP spokesperson said in a statement. “Officers immediately recognized that the subject was suffering from hypothermia. After getting closer, the officers were able to lift the man onto their patrol vessel. He was later transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. We are thankful that our officers could respond and save a life.”