Two Portsmouth officers save a person from drowning

Life-saving Officers
Posted at 12:41 PM, Oct 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 14:17:25-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Sgt. Michael Blankenship and Officer Christopher Darden saw and saved a person that was struggling in the water near Hospital Point.

The person was in the water near the 300 block of Effingham.

Sgt. Blankenship and Officer Darden immediately rushed to the individual’s aid after noticing the struggle and saved their life.

Chief Renaldo Prince thanked and recognized the officers.

“I can’t thank you enough for what you do every day,” said Chief Prince. “You are the unsung heroes.”

The two officers will be given life-saving awards later this month.

Additionally there were firefighters that were on scene and they provided life saving medical procedures. Their names are Captain Justin Wylie, Firefighter/Paramedic Trevor Lee and Firefighter Louis Seebo.