The NYPD made a daring rescue after learning that a man on a boat, which was far off the coast of Queens, was in need of medical assistance.
At 1:20 p.m. on Sept. 21, officers assigned to the 100th Precinct were notified that a 24-year-old man had suffered a fall on-board a commercial vessel named High Courage, which was located 16 miles to the south of Breezy Point, and needed medical assistance. The NYPD Aviation Unit then launched two helicopters and were overhead at approximately 1:40 p.m.
Detective Christopher Maher, who was the pilot in charge of the rescue mission, deployed an Emergency Service Unit medic, Detective Mel Maurice, down to the vessel. Once Detective Maurice was on board, the victim was stabilized and prepared to be hoisted back up to the helicopter by Detective Maurice.
The victim was transported to Staten Island University North Hospital in stable condition.
Watch the rescue take place on the video below: