An off-duty police officer looking for some relaxation found himself in the middle of a rescue Wednesday, the Tampa Police Department said.
Officer James Wilcher and his friend Chip Roberts were fishing near the Gandy Bridge in Tampa Bay when they saw a man jump from the bridge.
They moved their boat over to the man and held onto him for about 30 minutes until a police boat could arrive. The police boat took the man to an ambulance, which took him to a local hospital for treatment.
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