SIU Crew on NY Waterway Ferry Rescues Man From Hudson River (7/7)

 

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SIU-Contracted NY Waterway issued the following news release on July 6.

 

NY Waterway Ferry Crew, on Boat Named for Coast Guard Hero, Rescues Man From Hudson River

 

NY Waterway ferry Capt. Dave Dort and Deckhand Gregorio Pages, on the ferry, Admiral Richard Bennis, rescued a man from the middle of the Hudson River at about 12:30 p.m. today.

 

Capt. Dort spotted the man in the river and alerted Pages, who deployed the Jason’s Cradle, a roll-up ladder which is deployed from the bow of the boat, proven very effective in water rescues. 

Pages pulled the man aboard and handed him over to New York Police and an Emergency Medical Service ambulance at the West 39th Street Ferry Terminal.

 

Admiral Bennis was in command of the U.S. Coast Guard in New York on 9/11 and oversaw NY Waterway ferries and other boats in the evacuation of more than 500,000 people from Lower Manhattan, the largest maritime evacuation in history. 

 

The Bennis was among seven NY Waterway ferries which rescued 143 people from Flight 1549 in the Miracle on the Hudson, January 15, 2009, the most successful marine rescue in aviation history.  Deckhand Pages was part of the rescue effort that day.

 

In addition to the Miracle on the Hudson, NY Waterway ferry crews have rescued more than 100 people from New York waters in the company’s 30 years of service.

 

Visit www.nywaterway.com for more information. 

 

Information is also available on the NY Waterway Facebook and Twitter.

 

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