A man was rescued from the Hudson River this afternoon after a quick-thinking bystander threw an emergency life ring into the water.
The incident happened just before 5pm at Clinton Cove, when a 34-year-old man reportedly jumped into the water between Pier 94 and Pier 96 in Hudson River Park.
A witness told W42ST that a passerby who had seen the man enter the water went to a nearby emergency life ring station, retrieved the floatable device and threw it to the man.
The emergency services responded — including NYPD and FDNY rescue units on the river. When they arrived, the man was still in the Hudson clinging to the life ring. He was rescued from the water and after receiving attention from paramedics was placed on a stretcher before being taken in an ambulance Mount Sinai Hospital, where officials reported him to be in stable condition.