FDNY EMT workers rescue drowning individual from river in NYC

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Two FDNY emergency medical technicians came to the rescue of a person who was clinging to a bulkhead in the East River Saturday.

Kira Watkins and Robert Szendrey are being credited with jumping into the water and pulling the individual to safety.


The rescuers were able to pull the person out of the water with the help of the NYPD.

Lieutenant John Marino supervised the operation.


The patient was taken to Mount Sinai hospital for treatment and evaluation.

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