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Video shows NYPD rescue two distressed kayakers from Jamaica Bay

Posted at 10:24 PM, May 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-27 08:12:38-04

JAMAICA BAY, Long Island —  Police released dramatic video which captured the rescue of two people who fell off of their kayaks in Jamaica Bay, police said Saturday.

NYPD aviation responded to a report of two men that fell off of their kayaks in Jamaica Bay around 5:20 p.m..

When authorities arrived, they saw a man inside the water, struggling to stay afloat while holding on to two kayaks, police said.

Police Officer Zbikowski, Laura, Police Officer McAuley, Jonathan (Harbor) Police Officer White, Kenneth, Police Officer Guida, Michael, Police Officer Rohner, Robin. (NYPD)

After multiple aviation services worked together to rescued the man, he immediately informed the officers that his friend's kayak tipped over 15 minutes earlier, then pointed in the direction where he was last seen, according to authorities.

The second man was spotted in the water, and divers jumped in and placed him into a rescue basket.

Both survivors were transported to the hospital, where they refused medical attention.