INWOOD — A jet ski rider who was swept under a boat dock near Inwood Hill Park Wednesday night was pulled to safety and resuscitated by uptown police, cops said.
A 24-year-old jet skier riding in the Harlem River near 218th Street and Indian Road shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday hopped off his jet ski when it got stuck, cops said. Cops arrived to try to rescue him, but when he hopped off the jet ski, he was swept under a dock near the Columbia University boathouse, where he was trapped for several minutes, cops said.
He was pulled out by police, and Officer Richard Natale of the 34th Precinct administered CPR on the man, who was not breathing and did not have a pulse, cops said.
He soon started breathing on his own and was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he is in stable condition, police said.
The waters around Inwood Hill Park are a common trouble spot for jet skiers, who often get trapped in the mud during low tide. Police have performed several jet ski rescues over the past several years.