Off-duty police officers rescue man from James River

Off-duty police officers rescue man from James River
Joe and Travis Thompson pulled a man to safety after he fell in the water.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Two off-duty Chesterfield police officers saved a man after he got swept away in the James River on Wednesday.

Brothers Joe Thompson and Travis Thompson were credited with the rescue at The Boathouse restaurant at Rockett's Landing.

The man who was pulled from the water had been standing on the dock behind the restaurant and fell in the river.

The man was taken about 50 yards downstream by the current, and a third rescuer threw a life preserver that was able to help him reach safety.

A flood warning was issued for the river due to the heavy rain earlier in the week.

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