KFI: A Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against the police and lifeguard who saved his life after he attempted to drown himself following a bipolar episode in 2016. Mateusz Fijalkowski claims that he was underwater for over two minutes while the eight police officers stood by and watched. At one point they even stopped the lifeguard from jumping into the water to pull him out.
Police claimed they had a good reason for standing by as he drowned. They said that his actions put the lifeguard and officers at risk of being pulled underwater by Fijalkowski if they attempted to rescue him. read more