FDNY Paramedic Niall O’Shaughnessy jumped into the icy waters of the Hudson River to save a drowning man.
TRIBECA, Manhattan — An FDNY paramedic jumped into the icy waters of the Hudson River to save a drowning man on Saturday.
FDNY paramedic Niall O’Shaughnessy and his partner, Minze Wu, were driving up the West Side Highway around 2:50 p.m. when they spotted NYPD patrol cars near the river bank off of Harrison Street and West Street. They pulled over and saw a man in the river. A life ring had already been lowered for him, but O’Shaughnessy noticed that he was becoming unconscious.