From the Cocoa Police Department
At any moment, the work of a first responder can put them in unique situations. Often, they risk everything to come to the aid of others in need. On Saturday at approximately 4 p.m. patrol officers responded to a reported vehicle crash with the vehicle ending up in the river just off SR-528.
Officer Brian Baylis was one of the first to arrive on scene. Officer Baylis saw the vehicle partially submerged. It appeared the occupants were out of the water. Officer Baylis did not hesitate to get into the water and swim to the victims to make sure they were safe. He was followed by Cocoa Firefighter EMT Jason Moylan, and Cocoa Fire Lt. Alex Candelario.