When a crewman on his 60-foot commercial fishing boat went overboard off Nantucket, Mass., in the predawn darkness, John Zuzick snapped into action.
The captain donned a survival suit and dove into the chilly sea. He held on to the crewman and reassured him, telling him everything would be all right.
In the end, the crewman survived, rescued by the Coast Guard. But Zuzick, the rescuer, didn't make it.