3 West Point cadets rescued by NYPD helicopter

The NYPD aviation unit out of Floyd Bennett Field had an unusual 911 call this morning when three West Point cadets became stranded on a

BROOKLYN - The NYPD aviation unit out of Floyd Bennett Field had an unusual 911 call this morning when three West Point cadets became stranded on a cliff near the military academy in the Hudson Valley.

The cadets were part of a training exercise when they became separated from the rest of the group and were stuck on a cliff a little after midnight on Sunday.

The NYPD dispatched a helicopter with a rescue crew to the scene and thanks to the skillful hands of the helicopter pilot, officer Steve Browning, and Detective Christopher Condon who was lowered down to the cadets, all three were rescued.

The three cadets were taken to the hospital to be treated for hypothermia but are expected to be OK. Officials say they could not have survived overnight.

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