A town employee bravely jumped into the ocean and bystanders formed a human chain to save a diver in distress in the water off Nubble Light in Maine late Monday morning, authorities said.
York Police Lieutenant John P. Lizanecz said the dramatic rescue effort unfolded before first responders arrived at the scene. “We received several calls about a scuba diver in distress,” Lizanecz said. “The diver was waving his hands in the air trying to get help. We had several 911 calls — people were very concerned.”
Ryan Coite, who works for the York Parks and Recreation Department, went into the water and swam out to the diver. People on the rocky shore then formed a human chain to help pull them out of the water, he said.