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See the Cellphone Video of a Boston Cop Saving a Woman From Freezing Channel Water

"...if we don't help then no one's going to."

(Image: KTLA screenshot)

Boston Police officer Ed Norton is being hailed as a local hero after he jumped into the freezing water of Fort Point channel Friday to save a woman who was drowning and yelling for help.

According to WHDH, the woman had accidentally slipped into the frigid water and Norton "didn't hesitate," according to a bystander, to take the plunge after her. WHDH reported that water temperatures are in the 40 degree range.

“She was in there calling for help and I can swim,” Norton said, according to WHDH.

“That's our job to show up when people call for help, if we don't help then no one's going to," Norton said later in the report.

Hal Munger was walking by when it happened and took out his cellphone to record the scene.

(Image: KTLA screenshot)

(Image: KTLA screenshot)

(Image: KTLA screenshot)

(Image: KTLA Screenshot)

Watch the KTLA report with footage from Munger:

Norton said another officer had a life preserver, which he thinks was from the nearby Tea Party Museum, and he used that to slip around her and swim her closer to the channel's edge. From there, WHDH reported witness Keith Young saying other divers jumped in, the fire department came, and those in the water were rescued by boat. All in contact with the water were taken to the hospital in case of hypothermia.

"That cop was the hero today. Didn't think twice about it,” Young said, according to WHDH.

WHDH reported that everyone involved was not harmed.

(H/T: Daily Mail)

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