POSITRACTION: New York paramedic has a hat trick of saves



Sub-zero hero! Dramatic moment a New York paramedic jumped into the frigid Hudson River to save a drowning man – and he did the same to save a woman in July

  • Niall O’Shaughnessy was with his partner when he saw police in Tribeca today
  • They were trying to rescue a man who had jumped into the Hudson River after escaping from a nearby hospital
  • O’Shaughnessy jumped into river – despite freezing temperatures – to rescue him
  • In July 2015, the 11-year veteran of the force saved a woman who jumped in river
  • He also saved a woman who fell on subway tracks in July 2014 

By Dailymail.com Reporter
PUBLISHED: 00:54 EST, 31 December 2017 | UPDATED: 07:38 EST, 31 December 2017

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Niall O’Shaughnessy, 40, jumped into the Hudson River on Saturday in order to save a man from drowningNiall O’Shaughnessy, 40, jumped into the Hudson River on Saturday in order to save a man from drowning

A New York City medic jumped into the Hudson River in freezing temperatures in order to save a mentally unstable man’s life.

Paramedic Niall O’Shaughnessy, of the Fire Department of New York, stumbled upon a crime scene off a pier in Tribeca, Manhattan Saturday afternoon with his partner Mingze Wu, the New York Daily News reports.

O’Shaughnessy, 40, who is originally from Ireland, saw police officers using a life ring in an effort to rescue a man who had escaped from a nearby hospital.

The Irishman, despite the 24-degree, snowy weather, jumped into the frigid river and rescued him

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John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for …

I’m not sure if I could be this brave and courageous. 

Not sure what the water temperature was — based on what Google says, it was 46° which translates to 30 minutes before going unconscious — but neither did he when he went in. 

Completing his hat trick, I hope he wins the lotto. 

We need more men with huevos muchos grande like him in our world.

God bless him and protect him in his future rescues since he seems to be around when bad things happen.

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