This is one video Rob Ford won’t mind anyone seeing.

Toronto’s embattled mayor turned hero Thursday, saving Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, 92, from a potential fall during a fishing trip on Lake Ontario.

The Toronto Sun's Joe Warmington reports both mayors were taking part in the Great Ontario Salmon Derby aboard Capt. Dolly Erbrecht’s Salmon Express II when a 16-pound salmon caught McCallion's line unexpectedly, about 20 km off Port Credit.

Ford grabbed McCallion from behind in a bear hug as she reeled it in.

"I just did an old-time football tackle," Ford joked with the reporter.

In the clip, Ford is shown telling everyone on board not to worry.

"Mayor holding mayor," a woman teases. "Don't let my favourite mayor go now."

McCallion told 680News she was grateful Ford stepped up.

"I couldn’t stand on my two feet, so I lunged forward of course, and Rob Ford was standing right behind me — all the men were — and he just grabbed me, thank goodness," she said.

Dick Loek, a retired chief photographer from the Toronto Star, took some great shots of the action.

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  • UP NEXT: Olivia Chow Through The Years

  • Toronto City Councillor Olivia Chow (centre) has her hair painted various colours by a professional body painter and people hired to promote the event with their bodies covered in paint at the corner of Bay and King St. Chow agreed to have here hair painted for charity which was sponsored by Xerox Canada in an effort to raise awareness about the benefits of using colour in the workplace. Photo by Louie Palu/The Globe and Mail March 30, 2005

  • MAY 26, 1991 -- Toronto city councillor Jack Layton with his wife Olivia Chow. Photo by Erik Christensen / The Globe and Mail. Originally published Sept. 28, 1991

  • Federal NDP leader Jack Layton and his wife Olivia Chow react to supporters in Toronto on Wednesday, May 26, 2004. at Chow's nomination meeting in the riding of Trinity-Spadina. (CP PHOTO/Andrew Vaughan)

  • Federal NDP leader Jack Layton kisses his wife Olivia Chow as they meet up in Toronto on Wednesday, May 26, 2004. Chow is running for the NDP in the Toronto riding of Trinity-Spadina. (CP PHOTO/Andrew Vaughan)

  • Federal NDP Leader Jack Layton embraces his wife Olivia Chow at his nomination meeting in the riding of Toronto-Danforth in Toronto on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005. Chow's nomination meeting, in the riding of Trinity-Spadina, is on Wednesday. The federal election will be held on Jan. 23, 2006.(CP PHOTO/Andrew Vaughan)

  • NDP Leader Jack Layton and his wife Olivia Chow ride through Chow's riding as the make their way to her campaign headquarters in Toronto Tuesday, December 20, 2005. They made three campaign stops on a city bus after Layton made an announcement about city transit.(CP PHOTO/Chuck Stoody)

  • NDP Trinity-Spadina candidate Olivia Chow celebrates her win in Toronto Monday, Jan. 23, 2006. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)

  • NDP Leader Jack Layton and his wife Olivia Chow, NDP candidate in Trinity-Spadina, escort her mother Ho Sze Chow to the polling station to vote in the federal election in Toronto on Monday, Jan. 23, 2006. (CP PHOTO/Andrew Vaughan)

  • NDP MP Olivia Chow (Trinity Spadina) holds a press conference in Ottawa, Wednesday April 12 to highlight flaws in the Conservative government’s childcare promise to Canadians. Using a stack of $5 bills, Chow illustrates the net value of the $1200 Allowance at different income levels, based on taxes and benefits applicable in Ontario. (CP PHOTO/Fred Chartrand)

  • New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton, holding onto his bible and a long eagle feather, and his wife Olivia Chow share a moment before being sworn-in as Members of Parliament at a ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Monday Feb. 13, 2006. (CP PHOTO/Tom Hanson)

  • NDP leader Jack Layton, right, receives a flower from his wife Olivia Chow before speaking on Much Music during a campaign stop on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

  • NDP MP Olivia Chow rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Tuesday June 9, 2009. Adrian Wyld/TCPI/The Canadian Press

  • NDP MP Olivia Chow shows a creation by the designer Peach Beserk during Dare to Wear Show which closed Toronto Fashion Week on Friday October 23, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

  • NDP Leader Jack Layton and his wife Olivia Chow wave as they walk the Via Dolorosa procession as part of Good Friday celebrations Friday, April 22, 2011 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

  • New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton and wife Olivia Chow and granddaughter Beatrice watch election results prior to their parties election event in Toronto, Ont., on Monday, May 2, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

  • New Democratic Party MP Olivia Chow celebrates her re-election as she talks to supporters at the NDP election event in Toronto, Ont., on Monday, May 2, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

  • New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton and NDP MP Olivia Chow receive the keys as they arrive to Storonoway, the house of the leader of the opposition in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

  • NDP Leader Jack Layton and wife Olivia Chow, MP participate at the 31st Annual Pride Parade in Toronto on July 3, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Dominic Chan

  • Olivia Chow stands by the casket of her late husband, NDP leader Jack Layton, as his body lies in state at Parlament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

  • Olivia Chow, wife of NDP Leader Jack Layton, along with stepdaughter Sarah Layton and stepson Mike Layton (left to right) acknowledge members of the public as they wait in line to pay their respects to her husband in Ottawa, Wednesday, August 24, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

  • Olivia Chow, wife of the late NDP leader Jack Layton, looks at a photo at Toronto City Hall on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Layton's body is lying in repose pending Saturday's state funeral. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

  • MP Olivia Chow holds up a pair of eagle feathers her late husband Jack Layton use to have on his desk before handing them to NDP interim Leader Nycole Turmel, on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at a pre-session caucus in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

  • NDP Leadership Convention at the National Trade Centre-Exhibition Place. After delivering the New Leader's Address, newly elected Federal NDP Leader, Jack Layton hugs his wife, Olivia Chow. Pictures taken on Jan.26/03 Photo by Tibor Kolley

  • Olivia Chow speaks during a tribute to her late husband and NDP leader Jack Layton, who passed away last year, during the NDP leadership convention in Toronto on Friday, March 23, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pawel Dwulit

  • NDP MP Olivia Chow takes part in the Grand Parade at the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival in Toronto on Saturday, August 4, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

  • NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and Olivia Chow widow of former NDP leader Jack Layton talk at the newly opened Jack Layton park in the town of Hudson, Que., Saturday, June 23, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

  • Olivia Chow (left) hugs Michael Layton, the son of late husband Jack Layton as crowds gather to mark the one year anniversary of the former NDP Federal Leader's passing in Toronto on Wednesday August 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

  • Trinity-Spadina MP Olivia Chow talks about Ramsay Hunt syndrome type 2 that afflicts the left side of her face, at her office in Toronto on Friday, January 4, 2013. The temporary disorder of the nerves controls the movement of muscles in the face. THE CANADIAN PRESS - Matthew Sherwood

  • Olivia Chow pauses before chatting with a television crew at a reception for the made-for-television movie "Jack," about late New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton in Toronto on Monday March 4, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

  • Olivia Chow is seen with a newly unveiled statue of her late husband Jack Layton in Toronto, Ontario Thursday, August 22, 2013. (Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

  • Olivia Chow reads an extract of her autobiography "My Journey" at a book launch in Toronto on Wednesday January 22 , 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Ford, perhaps in need of some good PR after his recent appearance at the Taste of the Danforth, tweeted a link to the YouTube clip Friday morning.

Ford faced criticism last Friday after videos of him enjoying a night on the town went viral. Many suggested the Toronto mayor, who has been accused of having alcohol problems, of being inebriated.

"Did I have a couple beers, absolutely I had a couple beers," Ford said on his radio show Sunday. "I had a good time, I let my hair down."

The Sun reports Ford was teased about the incident Thursday by federal Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, who was also on board and apparently pushed a bottle of water away before a photo, joking "hide the booze."

"It's vodka in there," Ford said. "Or homemade moonshine."

Earlier on HuffPost:

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  • Self-Fumble

    Invisible defenders take down the mayor with an invisible tackle.

  • Foiled By The Jedi

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  • Falling Off The Scale

    Did we mention this <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/12/12/rob-ford-ballet-nutcracker-toronto_n_1143708.html" target="_blank">man once performed in a ballet</a>? From <a href="http://robfordfalls.tumblr.com/">Rob Ford Falls Tumblr</a>

  • Running Man

    That's one way to deal with reporters. <a href="http://fordfortoronto.mattelliott.ca/misc/ford-ani/all-ani.html">From Ford For Toronto by Matt Elliott</a>

  • Maniacal Laugh

    Muhahahahaha <a href="http://fordfortoronto.mattelliott.ca/misc/ford-ani/all-ani.html">From Ford For Toronto by Matt Elliott</a>

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    Muhahahahahahahahahahaha <a href="http://fordfortoronto.mattelliott.ca/misc/ford-ani/all-ani.html">From Ford For Toronto by Matt Elliott</a>

  • Robbie Boo Boo

    <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/22minutes/videos/clips---season-20/robbie-boo-boo.html" target="_blank">"22 Minutes" strikes again</a>. From <a href="http://thishourhas22minutes.tumblr.com/post/34114355293/22-minutes-discovers-mayor-rob-fords-new-honey">This Hour Has 22 Minutes</a>

  • Word Vomit

    Who needs words when you can just <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/02/rob-ford-vomit-noise-video_n_3001086.html" target="_blank">pretend to vomit</a>? <a href="http://imgur.com/gwV7q2h" target="_blank">From Imgur</a>

  • Time For His Close-Up

    Rob Ford proves you can run <em>from</em> the media, you can run <em>into</em> the media, and sometimes, you can do both at the same time. <a href="http://imgur.com/r/funny/nATPNJb" target="_blank">GIF from Imgur</a>

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  • Next: Best Photos From The Crack Scandal

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford held a press conference at City Hall Friday afternoon in response to possible provincial funding cuts to the city.

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves after making an appearance at the raising of the Rainbow flag to kick off Pride Week festivities on the Podium roof at City Hall.

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford takes in the Argo game in the stands at Varsity Stadium. He was very into the game. .Toronto, June 20, 2013. Rene Johnston/Toronto Star (Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford takes in the Argo game in the stands at Varsity Stadium. He was very into the game. .Toronto, June 20, 2013. Rene Johnston/Toronto Star (Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Mayor Rob Ford shares a laugh with General Richard Rohmer, left, and Chief Paul Raftis during speeches as Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) celebrated the graduation of 40 new paramedics at EMS headquarters. Ford later ducked the media by leaving through a secured exit . June 20. Bernard Weil/Toronto Star (Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford steps off an art installation of the rooster bust at Nathan Phillips Square. The rooster is the Mayor's birth sign under the Chinese Zodiac. The Mayor unveiled 12 bronze animal heads by renown Chinese artists Ai Weiwei presented by AGO. The 12 sculptures are animal heads depicting the Chinese Zodiac. (Chris So/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford touches the nose of a new rat at City Hall. The Mayor unveiled 12 bronze animal heads by renown Chinese artists Ai Weiwei presented by AGO. The 12 sculptures are animal heads depicting the Chinese Zodiac. (Chris So/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • A police officer from Toronto Police Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force picks up an assault rifle as police display guns seized during a series of raids for operation "Project Traveller" at a news conference in Toronto on Friday, June 14, 2013. Police say a violent gang which was terrorizing a northwest Toronto neighborhood has been dismantled following a series of raids targeting suspected drug and gun traffickers. One of the raids targeted an apartment complex where an alleged video appearing to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine was reported to be located. Police haven't said if Ford was in any way part of their year-long investigation. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford answers questions about the three new staffers he has hired at a news conference at city hall in Toronto on Friday, May 31, 2013. Ford, the burly populist who refers to his conservative supporters as "Ford Nation," has transfixed North Americans since published accounts surfaced of a video that apparently shows him puffing from a glass crack pipe. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Michelle Siu)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford whistles as he walks to a meeting at city hall in Toronto on Thursday, May 30, 2013. More staffers are leaving the Toronto mayor's office as controversy swirls about a video that purportedly shows Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford emerges from his office holding slices of a birthday cake to offer to members of the media at city hall in Toronto on Tuesday May 28, 2013. The mayor is celebrating his 44th birthday. Ford met with his executive committee for the first time since allegations of Ford's videotaped drug use surfaced earlier this month. Ford has denied the drug-use allegations, making a statement late last week after six members of his executive committee urged him to publicly address the allegations following a week of mostly silence on the issue. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford attends an Executive Committee meeting at city hall in Toronto on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. This is Ford's first meeting with his executive committee since allegations of Ford's videotaped drug use surfaced earlier this month. Ford has denied the drug-use allegations, making a statement late last week after six members of his executive committee urged him to publicly address the allegations following a week of mostly silence on the issue. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sits during a City council meeting at Toronto City Hall on Tuesday May 21, 2013. Ford ignored a crush of reporters waiting outside his city hall office this morning in the hopes he would address allegations that he was recorded on video appearing to smoke crack cocaine. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS,Nathan Denette)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford arrives at City Hall in Toronto amid allegations of crack cocaine use on Friday May 17, 2013, in Toronto. Published reports say a video appears to show Ford smoking crack cocaine. Ford called the allegations ridiculous. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his home on Friday, May 17, 2013, after published reports said a video appears to show Ford smoking crack cocaine. A report published Thursday night said the video is being shopped around by a group of men allegedly involved in the drug trade. The Toronto Star said, however, it had no way to verify the video. Ford called the allegations ridiculous. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

  • Mayor Rob Ford in Council Chambers talking to councillors about seniors and housing. Earlier today Toronto Police launched massive predawn raid, as part of Project Traveller, targeting guns and drugs, and focusing on the Toronto neighbourhood thats ground zero for the Mayor Rob Ford crack video scandal. (Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Mayor Rob Ford in Council Chambers talking to councillors about seniors and housing. Earlier today Toronto Police launched massive predawn raid, as part of Project Traveller, targeting guns and drugs, and focusing on the Toronto neighbourhood thats ground zero for the Mayor Rob Ford crack video scandal. (Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Mayor Rob Ford in Council Chambers talking to councillors about seniors and housing. Earlier today Toronto Police launched massive predawn raid, as part of Project Traveller, targeting guns and drugs, and focusing on the Toronto neighbourhood thats ground zero for the Mayor Rob Ford crack video scandal. (Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • As city council debates whether or not the University of Toronto back campus field should have a heritage designation and be prevented from being converted to an artificial turf field for the Pan Am games, Rob Ford, Earl Provost and Doug Ford have an animated discussion on top of the Podium roof at City Hall. Ford is currently embroiled in a scandal after allegations surfaced that he was recorded on a cellphone video at this house smoking crack cocaine. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • As city council debates whether or not the University of Toronto back campus field should have a heritage designation and be prevented from being converted to an artificial turf field for the Pan Am games, Rob Ford, Earl Provost and Doug Ford have an animated discussion on top of the Podium roof at City Hall. Ford is currently embroiled in a scandal after allegations surfaced that he was recorded on a cellphone video at this house smoking crack cocaine. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Mayor Rob Ford looks over Ontario Minor Football League standings while council breezes through a series of minor motions before the University of Toronto back campus field debate resumes at City Hall. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford looks at his tie during a city hall meeting. Today It was made public that Toronto City Councillor Jaye Robinson was fired from the mayor's executive committee. Ford is currently embroiled in a scandal after allegations surfaced that he was recorded on a cellphone video smoking crack cocaine. Robinson publicly urged Ford to take a leave of absence to deal with the scandal. (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Eugene Jones Jr., President and CEO of Toronto Community Housing, hold a press conference to discuss the ombudsman report on community housing at Old City Hall. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Elena Johnson, 51, a resident at 15 Windsor Road, where Mayor Rob Ford was photographed with murder victim Anthony Smith and another shooting victim. The house is notorious for drug problems, according to people living in the area. Ford is currently embroiled in a scandal after allegations surfaced that he was recorded on a cellphone video at this house smoking crack cocaine. (Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Reporters keep a watchful eye on the house which is all quiet.The house at 15 Windsor Road in Etobicoke where Mayor Rob Ford was allegedly photographed in relation to crack use is seen the morning after the Star published the address. June 6, 2013. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford tours the Dufferin Street bridge just south of Springhurst Avenue. The Mayor addressed the media about the closing of the bridge on June 12 due to safety concerns. It will be closed to traffic to allow for repairs. The bridge will still be open to pedestrians and cyclist. Ford is currently embroiled in a scandal after allegations surfaced that he was recorded on a cellphone video smoking crack cocaine and making offensive remarks (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • A man identified by friends and neighbours as Fabio Basso, a resident of 15 Windsor Road, in Etobicoke, the address where a photo showing Mayor Rob Ford with two shooting victims was taken. Ford is currently embroiled in a scandal after allegations surfaced that he was recorded on a cellphone video in front of this house smoking crack cocaine and making offensive remarks. (Toronto Star Archives/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • A woman identified by friends and neighbours as Elena Basso, a resident of 15 Windsor Road, in Etobicoke, the address where a photo showing Mayor Rob Ford with two shooting victims was taken. Ford is currently embroiled in a scandal after allegations surfaced that he was recorded on a cellphone video in front of this house smoking crack cocaine and making offensive remarks. (Toronto Star Archives/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford attends a Tim Horton's Camp Day fund raising event in Scarborough. Ford is currently embroiled in a scandal after allegations surfaced that he was recorded on a cellphone video smoking crack cocaine and making offensive remarks (Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Exterior view of 15 Windsor Rd., the address where a photo showing Mayor Rob Ford with two shooting victims was taken. Ford is currently embroiled in a scandal after allegations surfaced that he was recorded on a cellphone video in front of this house smoking crack cocaine and making offensive remarks. (Toronto Star Archives/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford addresses the media on some positive developments in the TCHC. The Mayor would not answers questions on the crack cocaine video scandal at City Hall. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford addresses the media on some positive developments in the TCHC. The Mayor would not answers questions on the crack cocaine video scandal at City Hall. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Mayor Rob Ford leaves for the day shortly after reading a statement to the media concerning two more staffers that have left his office at City Hall. Brian Johnston, Ford's advisor on council relations, and executive assistant Kia Nejatian become the latest casualties of the Mayor Rob Ford crack video scandal at Toronto City Hall. Ford is currently facing allegations that he was recorded on a cellphone video smoking crack cocaine and making offensive remarks. Sources say Ford told senior aides not to worry about the video because he knew where it was. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford arrives at City Hall parking lot. Ford is currently facing allegations that he was recorded on a cellphone video smoking crack cocaine and making offensive remarks. Sources say Ford told senior aides not to worry about the video because he knew where it was. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Mayor Rob Ford during the executive committe meeting at City Hall in Toronto on May 28, 2013 (Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Rob Ford scrum re staff defections. (Keith Beaty/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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    Doug Ford leaves CFRB after his weekly radio show with brother Mayor Rob Ford. Mayor Rob Ford recently addressed a crack cocaine video scandal and denied using the drug. (Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Mayor Rob Ford leaves his home for the storm at City Hall amid a crack cocaine scandal that he continues to refuse to address. Ford's hand-picked executive committee may release an extraordinary statement urging Ford to finally address eight-day-old media reports on a video that appears to show him smoking crack. (Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • Rob Ford waits for the end in his Cadillac SUV across street from the funeral of the renowned journalist Peter Worthington, the founding editor of the Toronto Sun. (Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images)