A suicidal man was rescued after after jumping into the waters off of Coney Island on Friday morning. He was rushed to Coney Island Hospital where police said he was in a serious condition. (Photos: Danny Iudici for NY Daily News)
A heroic Brooklyn father named Lawrence Bowers dove into the waters to try and save the man, according to the New York Daily News. Bowers kept battling his way towards the man and was about a foot away when a rescue team of scuba divers arrived in a helicopter.
Two men drowning in the waters off of Coney Island were rescued near West 19th Street and Riegelmann Boardwalk this morning.
One is in critical condition the other is in serious but stable condition at Coney Island Hospital.
The incident occurred at approximate 7:18am according to fire officials.
EMS brought one man to shore. The other victim was transferred from a private boat onto FDNY Marine 3 (boat) at 7:39 a.m. - Geoffrey Croft
New York Daily News - June 22, 2012 - By Matt Lysiak and Christina Boyle