Two city lifeguards were hailed as heroes Thursday for rescuing a man in Brooklyn in July.
Beachgoer Dmitri Zhalkevich collapsed in five feet of water off Brighton Beach back in July, and lifeguards Brianna Minogue and Inez Zuska dragged him from the water and performed CPR until an ambulance arrived on the scene.
"You don't think about anything," Zuska said. "You don't think about whether you're going to mess up. The main point is just to help that person, and you don't think about anything else."
"You have this adrenaline rush, and literally, it's the only thing on your mind at the moment," Minogue said. "You just want to help him, and help whoever's in trouble. That's what we're trained to do, and that's what we did."
Thanks to the fast action of the two lifeguards, Zhalkevich made a full recovery.
The city Parks and Recreation Department has also honored the pair for their outstanding work.