WELLS — A Wells reserve officer rescued a man on a boogie board, who was in distress off Moody Beach tonight.

Sgt. Tigg Frieh said Andrew Caron swam out to the man after police were notified that a swimmer was calling out for help.

Caron removed his vest, boots, and gun belt before swimming out to 60-year-old Joseph Mahoney, a New Hampshire resident. Caron pulled Mahoney to shore safely.

“He (Mahoney) clearly could not get back to shore, and he was getting pretty desperate,” Frieh said.

As for Caron, Frieh said he dried off before finishing his shift. This is Caron’s second summer working as a reserve police officer in Wells.

Mahoney did not suffer any injuries.