Dock (Source: Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept.)
Marsh (Source: Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept.)
The rescue (Source: Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept.)
Tyler family (Source: Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept.)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
City Council will recognize five Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officers
at the City Council meeting Tuesday.
being recognized are Lt. Dan Flood, Sgt. Yujean Foster, APO Allison Reiss, Ptl.
Cameron Nichols and Ptl. Shaun Dobbs, all from Precinct 4.
4, 2013 officers responded to Savannah Cottage at 1310 Whitebluff Road in reference
to a missing person. Savannah Cottage is an in-house care facility for
Alzheimer's and dementia patients. One of the residents, Hubert Tyler, 79, was
missing from the facility.
extensive searches of the facility and grounds, officers then saw Tyler about 25-yards
out in the marsh. Officer Nichols and Lt. Flood took off their duty gear
and dove into the water. Tyler was neck deep in the water and the tide was
still coming in. EMS transported Tyler to the hospital where he was
treated and released.
recognize the officers who helped pull him to safety at their council meeting
starting at 2 p.m. at City Hall, Second Floor.