The city's chair of the public safety committee literally took safety into his own hands this weekend, diving into harsh waters at the Jersey Shore to rescue two little girls.


A little after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. of Astoria spotted two little girls being swept out to sea toward jagged rocks in the waters off Long Branch, NJ, according to DNAinfo.


"I threw my paper down and I sprinted as fast as I possibly could down to the water," said Vallone, who was joined by his two younger brothers in the rescue.


The brothers were reportedly greeted with a standing ovation when they returned to the beach with the rescued girls.