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

News 12 Staff

May 1, 2016, 2:19 AM

Updated 2,941 days ago

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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.
 


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