VIDEO: Jet skier rescued from marsh by NYPD Aviation Unit

ByJennifer Matarese WABC logo
Saturday, September 3, 2016
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Josh Einiger has the latest details.

EAST ROCKAWAY, New York (WABC) -- The NYPD Aviation Unit came to the rescue of a teenager who was stranded in the marsh in Lawrence Harbor, in Nassau County.

A grandfather and his grandson were on a jet ski when the jet ski became disabled on Friday afternoon.

Somehow, the two got separated. The teen told police that he'd been walking on the marsh for three hours.

The Town of Hempstead Bay Constables rescued the grandfather, and the grandson was spotted in the weedy, thick marsh.

The only way to get him out would be to lift him by helicopter.

An officer stayed with the boy while the helicopter got into position.

Once they were hooked up, the officer bear-hugged the teen and up they went.


They were pulled up to safety and then seated inside the helicopter.

The grandfather and grandson were taken to a local hospital to be evaluated. They are both said to be in good condition.