A Florida police sergeant jumped into a river Tuesday to save an unconscious woman who was floating in the water, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday in a Facebook post that went viral.
After getting the call about a body floating in the river, Sgt. Billy Irvin jumped in the water “immediately,” according to the Facebook post, swimming to the woman and determining that she was alive.
Three nearby construction workers helped bring the woman onto their boat, the post claimed.
“He is a hero to all of us and all of the people who witnessed this going on,” the post said. “Numerous citizens came up to Sgt. Irvin just to shake his hand thanking him for his heroic efforts and jumping in the river.”
“Sgt. Billy Irvin went above and beyond the call of duty,” it continued. “Risking his life to help save another. Amazing job Sgt. Irvin.”
The post, which now has been shared nearly 5,000 times, has led to women asking to be rescued by the hunky Sgt. Irvin himself, according to police.
“Jumping in the SJR is dangerous and there are much safer options to meet a great guy,” the sheriff’s office responded on Facebook.