The NYPD Air Sea Rescue team responded to a 911 call Saturday afternoon to rescue two men who had fallen out of a kayak in Jamaica Bay.

A pair of trained divers with the Harbor Unit, Detective Brian Singer and Officer Marian Kopystianskyj, dropped down from a helicopter to rescue one of the men from the water, and transport him to the Aviation Base at Floyd Bennet Field. EMS then took him to Kings County Hospital to be treated for hypothermia.

 

An Emergency Services Unit detective, John Kerry, also heard the 911 call and reported to the scene, where he spotted the second kayaker trying to swim to a boat anchored in the bay. Kerry quickly changed into a wet suit and swam 200 yards out to the boat.

Another Harbor Unit helicopter rescued Kerry and the kayaker and brought them to shore, where EMS personnel took the kayaker to Jamaica Hospital and Kerry to Lutheran Hospital. They both received treatment for hypothermia.

The kayakers and Detective Kerry are all in stable condition.

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