Video: Local Fisherman Tells His Heroic Story

It was almost exactly a year ago that a car plummeted into the waters off the Sheepshead Bay piers, spurring fisherman Keith Gorman into hero mode.

Gorman ran from his post near Captain Dave’s vessel down Emmons Avenue to Dooley Street, where a car attempting to park lost control and went through the barrier. Gorman kicked off  his boots and dived into the cold waters, helping rescue a mother and her two daughters.

But enough of our retelling of it. Gorman was the subject of Heroes Among Us, a television series celebrating the “life affirming stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things.” Watch the video of Gorman’s segment above to hear him say how it all went down.

And thanks to the team at Associated Television International for getting in touch.