[Watch] NYPD Rescues Injured Man Aboard Cargo Ship


Surveillance footage released by police shows the moment an NYPD Aviation officer swooped in to rescue an injured man aboard a cargo vessel before lifting him to safety.

The NYPD was notified by the Coast Guard about an injured 22-year-old man aboard the ship — which belonged to Spring Sunshine Corp. — roughly 20 nautical miles southeast of Floyd Bennett Field around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, police said.

A police chopper responded and an NYPD medic rappelled to the deck to reach the victim and render aid, according to police.

Great Job by NYPD Aviation & ESU when they hoisted an aided from a ship 20 miles offshore. Aided was taken to a hospital to be evaluated.

The injured man was taken to Staten Island University Medical Center with chest and abdominal pains and a severe headache, according to police.

It was not clear how he was hurt.

Disclaimer: This video is intended for informational purpose only.  This may not be construed as a news item or advice of any sort.  Please consult the experts in that field for the authenticity of the presentations.

Did you subscribe for our daily newsletter?

It’s Free! Click here to Subscribe!

SourceDNAinfo New York on YouTube