Photo by Mitch Waxman

 

A local boater was rescued by New York’s Bravest over the weekend, after he slipped and made a splash-landing into the coooold waters of Jamaica Bay while working on his boat.

 

Photo by Mitch Waxman

 

FDNY land and marine units responding found the poor fellow clinging to a boat (not his), so chilled to the bone he couldn’t haul himself out of the water.

 

Photo by Mitch Waxman

 

New York Daily News: The victim, believed to be in his late 40s, was bear-hugging another boat attached to a pier. He was in the water for around 15 minutes and was so cold he couldn’t grab on to a rope or ladder.

Read more from the New York Daily News here…

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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