FDNY Paramedic risks his life to save a man from drowning in Lower Manhattan
Lake Charles, Louisiana
December 30, 2017 6:43pm CST
Niall O' Shaughnessy who is a paramedic for the Fire Department Of New York (FDNY) risked his life to save a man who fell into the icy water in Lower Manhattan New York on Saturday. O' Shaughnessy was able to grab a man who was in the icy water in Manhattan and get him to a life ring. O' Shaughessy admitted that in about 60 seconds of being in the icy water, he was starting to feel the effects of hypothermia which affected his ability to feel his hands and legs due to the extreme cold weather. Both O' Shaughnessy and the man that he rescued from drowning in the icy river when a boat rescued both men. Both men are in local hospitals in New York City where they are expected to make a full recovery.
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