Jet Skiers Missing for More than 6 Hours Found Trapped in Jamaica Bay Marsh

By Katie Honan and Trevor Kapp  on June 24, 2014 1:54pm

 The jet skiers were riding in Jamaica Bay when they vanished Monday night.
The jet skiers were riding in Jamaica Bay when they vanished Monday night.
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QUEENS — Two jet skiers who were reported missing for more than six hours early Tuesday were found just after dawn, trapped in the marshland in Jamaica Bay, fire officials said.

The man and woman, both 26, took their Jet Skis out for a ride around 9:30 p.m. Monday and were reported missing by a friend about midnight, police said.

They were discovered stuck in the marshland by the NYPD’s aviation unit at 6 a.m. and were ultimately brought in by the tide near Beach 108th Street in Rockaway Park by 7:30 a.m., police said. 

The pair was taken to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway and treated for hypothermia, officials said.

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