Contact Us
Garfield-Lodi Daily Voice serves Garfield-Lodi, NJ
Return to your home site

Menu

Garfield-Lodi Daily Voice serves Garfield-Lodi, NJ

Nearby Towns

DV Pilot police & fire

Mahwah Police Rescue Boy, 11, Hip-Deep In Mud

Quick-moving Mahwah police rescued the boy with a rope.
Quick-moving Mahwah police rescued the boy with a rope. Photo Credit: Googlemaps

MAHWAH, N.J. -- Swift-moving Mahwah police rescued an 11-year-old boy who got stuck in a muddy marsh late Saturday afternoon.

Responding to a 911 call Officer Thomas Mitchell found the boy submerged up to his hip in an area behind Linden and Mark Twain Way.

He grabbed a rope from his police cruiser and, with the help of fellow Officers Liam Kantanas, Keith Iorio and Daniel Stewart, had to boy wrap it beneath his arms.

They then pulled him to safety.

The boy's mother refused any further medical attention for her son after members of the Mahwah Ambulance and Rescue Squad checked him out.

The township Fire Department and Rescue Squad also responded.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Garfield-Lodi Daily Voice!

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Garfield-Lodi Daily Voice!

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.