As Molloy told a local CBS outlet yesterday (September 16), he heard the child's parents calling for help at Rockaway Beach before jumping from the rocks into the sea.
A surfer in the area lent a hand getting the boy onto his board before bringing him to shore. "He was floundering, drowning," Molloy told CBS. "I don't think he'd have been able to get himself in. No way."
On Twitter, Cameron said that Molloy "didn't think twice," calling him "a full time operator." Molloy then urged swimmers to stay in patrolled areas of the beach.
Roy is probably not gonna talk about this so I will. Today he saved a heavy set boy in rough conditions at Rockaway Beach. Jumped in off the rocks and got to him before he drowned. Didn't think twice. The guy is a full time operator. Catch his interview on eye witness news💪❤️— Alex Cameron (@ALKCM) September 17, 2018
Much love you guys. Please stay in the patrolled areas at the beach if you're not a strong swimmer 🙏 https://t.co/cQhLJHFm1F— Roy Molloy (@MarvelousCrane) September 17, 2018