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Man rescued 200 yards off of Coney Island

The NYPD rescued a man stuck 200 yards off of Coney Island on Saturday. The NYPD rescued a man stuck 200 yards off of Coney Island on Saturday.

A 19-year-old man was rescued by the NYPD Harbor Unit Saturday evening after getting stuck in the waters off Coney Island.

Police responded to a 911 call of a man drowning shortly after 7 p.m. in the area of West 16th Street, according to the NYPD. Arriving officers found the man crashing into the rocks on a jetty about 200 yards from the shore, and unable to swim away.

The NYPD said Police Officer Peter Jessnik was able to get a rescue vessel close enough for Police Officer Dianna Balioni and Police Officer Thomas Carrol to throw the man a life ring and pull him to the boat.

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The swimmer was taken to Coney Island Hospital in stable condition and treated for hypothermia and bruising.

 
 
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