Eau Claire Police officer drags person to shore, “likely saving her”

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – An Eau Claire police officer is being commended for likely saving a life.

Police say around one a.m. Sunday, officer Zac Becker was working a case in Phoenix Park, when a person approached him and told him his girlfriend was missing.

The boyfriend said he last saw her walking under the Haymarket landing footbridge. Officer Becker heard a splash coming from under the bridge and found the girlfriend unconscious in the water and floating toward the middle of the river.

He jumped into the river and swam back to shore with her all while she was still unconscious.  

Other officers and ems arrived to help carry her up the bank.

She was then semi-conscious and was given medical attention.

Police say Becker’s quick actions likely saved her life.

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