Man Hailed As Hero After Jumping In To Save Elderly Woman From Waters Underneath NYC Bridge

A Good Samaritan is being hailed as a hero after he took action on Sunday to save a suicidal elderly woman from the waters below Hell Gate Bridge in New York City.

It all started just after 10:45 a.m, when bystanders caught sight of the woman in the strait of the East River that splits the Bronx and Queens.  was out for a jog that morning when he saw people gathering by the water.

“Is that a person?” Timothy, 30, yelled down to them. An unnamed Good Samaritan responded “Yeah!” and proceeded to jump into the water to save the woman.

“Had it been several seconds later, she would have been in that spinning current… she would have been gone,” Timothy recalled.

Thankfully, the Good Samaritan was able to grab hold of her and get her to land just in time. Even though they had gotten her to safety, the group still did not think that she would make it.

“She’s gone, she’s gone,” Timothy recalls hearing someone say.

Timothy, however, was not about to let her die. Certified in CPR, he ran down to the waterfront and started performing chest compressions on the woman.

“I couldn’t just stand idle, I got to get my butt down there,” he explained.

Timothy got her on her side and coughing by the time first responders finally arrived on the scene.

“Oh my god, thank god she’s alive,” one of the bystanders said, according to Timothy.

We applaud Timothy and these other good samaritans for doing whatever it took to save this woman’s life!


COMMENT POLICY: We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment!