Residents were stranded in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn Monday night, so two men - Iraq war veterans - stepped in.
"It's a pretty simple philosophy: Who do you want to throw in a dicey situation? Guys who have been there who know how to react in these situations," said Team Rubicon Volunteer Peter Meijer.
The men were moonlighting as rescue workers, volunteers known as Team Rubicon. They had word a man was stranded in an attic, so they found a boat and set off into the darkness.