Hero NYPD co-pilot 'fortunate' to fly craft
VideosRaw video: NYPD air rescue
NYPD Sgt. John O'Hara was co-pilot in a helicopter that made the dramatic rescue of a stricken cargo ship crewman on Tuesday night in New York Harbor, plucking the heart attack victim from the vessel so that he could get lifesaving treatment. A video of the mission made it seem easy.
But there was a brief time when it was doubtful that O'Hara would be able to fly, let alone save lives.