A man was rescued from the frigid waters of New York Harbor last night just moments after he jumped from the Staten Island ferry.
The Manhattan-bound ferry was near the Statue of Libery when the man went overboard.
The fast acting crew jumped to the rescue. "We saved him," said a crew member. "We lowered a lifeboat and pulled him out," he told the New york Daily News.
Boat passengers cheered and clapped while watching the recsue.
The man, whom authorities did not identify, was handed off to the NYPD harbor unit and was taken to a Lower Manhattan hospital.
Published at 9:56 AM EST on Feb 19, 2011 | Updated at 10:00 AM EST on Feb 19, 2011