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Kayaker rescued from island in Jamaica Bay, Queens, NYPD says

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Posted at 10:15 AM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 10:15:33-04

QUEENS, N.Y. — A kayaker was rescued from a remote island in Jamaica Bay on Friday, according to the NYPD.

The man, who was uninjured, had been missing for more than 12 hours, police said.

He was able to catch the attention of an NYPD helicopter using a fire and spelling out "HELP" with sticks.

The NYPD released video of the man signaling for help on Friday. The video showed an NYPD helicopter landing on the island and someone running out to greet the stranded man.