A man who was drowning in Jamaica Bay was rescued by two fishermen who attached their hooks to his sweater to prevent him from drowning.

The New York Post reports that the 66-year-old man fell into the water at Carnasie Pier in Brooklyn around 12:45 p.m. yesterday. His two saviors, identified only as "Frankie" and "Ray," acted quickly and ultimately saved the man's life. "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," Joseph Bologna told the Post

Emergency responders arrived and police placed the man in a FDNY boat, then rushed him to Brookdale Hospital. He was in critical condition as of last night.

[via New York Post]

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