NYPD rescues two people stranded on island in Jamaica Bay

NEW YORK (WABC) -- An NYPD helicopter was flying over Jamaica Bay Tuesday afternoon, when two boaters signaled the chopper for help.

It happened around 2:30 p.m.

Aviation hoisted a 50-year-old woman and 52-year-old man to safety.

The boaters had been stranded since Monday off the inaccessible island Canarsie Pol.

Both of the victims refused medical attention.

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