Hero fishermen save pensioner’s life after he falls into Jamaica Bay

Image

BY MANHATTAN NEWS STAFF
Two fishermen were being hailed as heroes last night after saving a pensioner who slipped off Brooklyn’s Canarsie pier and fell into Jamaica Bay.

The men used long-poled hooks to hold the 66-year-old victim up by his sweatshirt and kept his head above water until rescuers arrived.

The 66-year-old man, whose name was not released, had been sitting on a rail when he lost his balance and fell into the water.

The two, identified by a fellow fisherman as Frankie and Ray, leaned over the pier and used the long-poled hooks to hold the man up by his sweatshirt.

“Frankie and Ray grabbed him with a gaff — a treble hook,’’ said Joseph Bologna. “They couldn’t pull him out of the water, but they kept him from going under. If they didn’t use the hooks, he would have drowned.

“He was 230 pounds and the current would have taken him out. The guy was bobbing up and down. They were trying to save him.’’

They kept his head above water, until cops and firefighters arrived. Cops put the man in an FDNY boat and he was rushed to Brookdale Hospital. He was in the intensive care unit last night.

Another fisherman, John Crosby, said that when the man was put in the rescue boat, someone aboard made a sign that he had died.

“But then a guy [another rescuer] jumped from his boat to the other boat and used a defibrillator. The guy [saved from drowning] gave out a big yell and everybody cheered.
“It was a miracle that they saved his life.’’

Advertisements

2 Responses to “Hero fishermen save pensioner’s life after he falls into Jamaica Bay”


  1. 1 breaking news July 3, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Hi, I do think this is an excellent blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I
    am going to return once again since I bookmarked it.
    Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue
    to guide others.

  2. 2 Mckenzie July 7, 2014 at 7:08 am

    It’s hard to find your blog in google. I found it on 20
    spot, you should build quality backlinks , it will help you to rank
    to google top 10. I know how to help you, just
    search in google – k2 seo tips and tricks


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




All the news that's printed to fit from New York's best online information source.

Latest news:

RSS New York Times

RSS NY Daily News

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS New York Post

  • Is Kyle Schwarber’s next baseball stunner making $184M vanish? March 25, 2017
    Kyle Schwarber recently retreated to his locker following a Cubs morning workout and removed a brace from his left knee, held it aloft and declared: “It’s going to be necessary for a long time.” This is a remnant of the devastating collision with Dexter Fowler during the third game of last season, which shredded the...

RSS USA Today

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
Website redesign by BST Designs

%d bloggers like this: