State Police report that early this afternoon, a woman took all her clothes off at Wollaston Beach, then walked into the water - and began to drown about 100 yards offshore, as the current began pulling her away from shore.
One of the first officers to arrive was Trooper Michael Bucca, who State Police say noticed a nearby, off-duty Quincy officer with a kayak, borrowed iand began rowing out to her:
Trooper Bucca reached the woman and kept hold of her as MSP Marine 15, with Troopers Vernon Hubbard and Matthew Braga aboard, navigated alongside. As Trooper Hubbard piloted the boat, Trooper Braga pulled Trooper Bucca aboard, and Troopers Braga and Bucca immediately pulled the woman aboard and began CPR. Initial indications were that the CPR was successful and the woman was breathing.
MSP Marine 15, with the woman aboard, rushed to the Wollaston Yacht Club , where an ambulance was waiting. The woman was transported by ambulance to Boston Medical Center.
State Police report the woman is in critical condition this evening. A Quincy police officer who jumped into the water in a wet suit duiring the rescue was taken to a local hospital for observation.