This is one of those really well-written pieces that manage to communicate the adrenalin rush of the moment we all fear. The scream from the spouse that something horrible has happened. Your few seconds to react, and react correctly to save the person you love more than anything in the world. This dad, luckily, did everything right and made a quick rescue from the icy April waters of New York City’s East River. Quite a tale, and a vacation memory they all could have lived without.
A California dad dived into the frigid East River and rescued his 2-year-old daughter Saturday after she plunged 20 feet from a historic boat docked at the South Street Seaport.
Witnesses heard a splash, then a terrifying scream.