MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) — A man sprang into action when he witnessed a rowboat carrying a family capsize in Central Park Friday afternoon, according to a witness.

The boat tipped over in the water near Bow Bridge just before 1:30 p.m. A man, woman and small child all fell into the water and got trapped underneath the boat, a witness told PIX11 News.

The concerned onlooker jumped into the water and helped get them to safety, according to the witness, who described the man as a “real hero.”

The family was taken to a local hospital as a precaution and has been released, the NYPD said.