Marine Units Rescue Kayaker in Distress
On Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 2pm the ERFD was dispatched to provide assistance to a kayaker in distress on the Hackensack River. The kayaker was unaware of her exact location. East Rutherford Police Lt. Hopkins stayed on the phone with the kayaker and was able to ask questions and use mobile technology in pinpointing her location, guiding the ERFD marine unit to her aid. The Carlstadt and Secaucus Fire Departments’ marine units also assisted. The safe rescue of this kayaker is a great example of trained professionals working jointly to provide swift public safety service! Great job to all involved!