A dock worker was rescued by good Samaritans and police after being knocked into the water off South Street Seaport while a boat was pulling away from the dock at Pier 16 Monday afternoon, police say.
The 24-year-old worker was struck by a rope and metal cleat that snapped from a boat as it was pulling away at about 3 p.m., according to police.
Two good Samaritans jumped into the water to help the worker and kept him afloat until two NYPD harbor unit scuba divers arrived, police said.
The divers removed all three men from the water. The worker was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition with a cut to his chin.
The good Samaritans, ages 18 and 54, were not hurt.