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New Smyrna Beach officer saves man threatening to jump off hotel balcony

January 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Officer Hyde said he immediately engaged the man, talking like a friend rather than a police officer as he tried to divert his attention long enough to get close.

REPORTER: NEW SMYRNA BEACH POLICE OFFICER TIM HYDE GOT THE CALL THURSDAY NIGHT, A DESPONDENT MAN THREATENING TO JUMP FROM A 5TH FLOOR HOTEL BALCONY.

A New Smyrna Beach police officer is being credited with saving a man threatening to jump from a hotel balcony. Officer Tim Hyde's rescue last Thursday was captured by his body camera.

He was on the outside of the railing and he was just hanging on with his hands and he's leaning backwards," Hyde recalled. Officer Hyde got the call Thursday night on a despondent man threatening to jump from a fifth-floor hotel balcony.

The tactic worked and Hyde got to him and pulled him back over the railing with the help of a hotel security guard. The weeping hysterical man fell into the officer's arms and the stress of the situation for both became clear. "I just like having the opportunity to help somebody.

—A New Smyrna Beach police officer is being credited with saving a man threatening to jump from a hotel balcony. Officer Tim Hyde's rescue last Thursday was captured by his body camera.

The tactic worked and Hyde got to him and pulled him back over the railing with the help of a hotel security guard. The weeping hysterical man fell into the officer's arms and the stress of the situation for both became clear. "I just like having the opportunity to help somebody.

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