Paterson Press: Firefighters cut hole in Passaic River bridge to rescue man from rising floodwaters below

BY Joe Malinconico September 2, 2021   PATERSON — Using jackhammers and electric saws, Paterson firefighters cut a hole through the pavement of a city bridge Wednesday night to rescue a man trapped beneath the roadway in the rising waters of the Passaic River, officials said. As Ida lashed the city, firefighters employed an unusual strategy to