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Officials say a fisherman who fell off a New York City pier nearly drowned, but was saved by a fellow angler who snagged his clothing with a fishing hook, and held him steady until emergency workers arrived.

The NYPD says the unidentified man fell off the pier in Brooklyn into the Jamaica Bay at about 12:45 p.m. Saturday. They say a nearby fisherman immediately cast a line, hooked him and kept his head above water.

Firefighters arrived about seven minutes later, jumping into the water to rescue the fisherman, who had turned blue after taking on water.

He was brought onto a nearby police boat where cops and firefighters resuscitated him.

He was then taken to a nearby hospital.

The man is in stable condition.

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