Man rescued from sinking kayak off Coney Island

NYPD officers rescued a man whose kayak was sinking about two miles off the coast of Coney Island Saturday.



Police say they recieved a 911 call about the sinking vessel around 10 a.m.



A police helicopter located the man, and two scuba divers helped the man onto a police boat.



The man had been clinging to the half-submerged craft and was near exhaustion when he was found, police say.



The 33-year-old kayaker was taken to a waiting ambulance, where he was checked out and deemed to be OK.



Rescuers say if it wasn't for the life preserver and cold-water gear the man was wearing, he might not have been so lucky.



 


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."