Omaha Police Rescue Two People, One Dog
Omaha Police Conduct Water Rescue in Carter Lake
Omaha, NE - Omaha Police Officer Kelly Murphy was patrolling early Sunday afternoon near Lakeshore Drive and Locust when she noticed a small boat capsizing on Carter Lake.
Murphy (seen in the attached photo) as well as four backup officers swam about 50-60 yards from shore in cold water to reach the boat. The responding officers were Mark Kiley, Bryant Wheatley, Jake Bettin and Nick Andrews.
The officers rescued 55-year-old Kay Dunn and her son, 32-year-old Nathaniel Nelson. Officers also saved Buster, the dog in the boat with Dunn and Nelson.
Omaha Police issued a statement from Sergeant Jeff Baker who was on the scene. He said, "Both victims may have perished but for the observations of Officer Kelly and the exceptionally brave and decisive actions of Officer Kelly and the other responding police officers."
A squad drove Dunn, Nelson and Officer Kiley to get checked out for early stage hypothermia. Buster suffered exposure as well and was taken to the vet.
Police say Nelson and Dunn were not wearing personal floatation devices.