NY Waterway Ferry Workers Rescue Man From Hudson River This Morning

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Commuting on a Friday {or any day} = it’s rough. But when you’re commuting and you end up in the water it’s extraaaa rough. This morning, a man was rescued by several NY Waterway crew members in the Hudson River. Watch the chilling video of the rescue below:

Video embed by Jonathan Otto via Twitter

According to witnesses as reported by Patch, the man jumped off a seawall into the Hudson River on Friday morning. The crew aboard the ferry Thomas Kean saw the incident, and within seconds, several NY Waterway ferry boats surrounded him and were helping him to safety. Deckhands Gregorio Pages and Pietro Romano let down a rolled ladder to help the man climb up onto the boat. At first it was unclear if the man intentionally jumped off or fell off the seawall by accident — but reports are now saying he had stolen a taxi in New York, parked it, and then jumped off.

According to NY Waterway, this is the second rescue of this type they have performed in years. Pages also helped with the Flight 1549 rescue on the Hudson River in January 2009 {Captain Sully hayyy}. NY Waterway posted on their Twitter, “We would like to commend Capt. Dave Dort, along with deckhands Gregorio Pages & Pietro Romano, for assisting in this rescue operation.”

Several witnesses captured photos and shared them with HobokenGirl.com:

Photo: Kevin D @dohertke via Instagram

Photo: Tatham Smith via Twitter

 

“The crew did an excellent job. They did what they were trained to do,” Capt. Dave Dort said to Pix 11 News. “For us, this is all in a day’s work.”

Bravo, NY Waterway! Thanks for keeping our ‘seas’ safe 🙂


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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.