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VIDEO: NYPD Rescues Injured Man Aboard Cargo Ship

By Trevor Kapp | July 17, 2017 12:32pm
 The NYPD's Aviation Unit dramatically rescued an injured man aboard a cargo ship off of Brooklyn.
The NYPD's Aviation Unit dramatically rescued an injured man aboard a cargo ship off of Brooklyn.
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BROOKLYN — Surveillance footage released by police shows the moment an NYPD Aviation officer swooped in to rescue an injured man aboard a cargo vessel before lifting him to safety.

The NYPD was notified by the Coast Guard about an injured 22-year-old man aboard the ship — which belonged to Spring Sunshine Corp. — roughly 20 nautical miles southeast of Floyd Bennett Field around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, police said.

A police chopper responded and an NYPD medic rappelled to the deck to reach the victim and render aid, according to police.

Great Job by #NYPD Aviation & ESU when they hoisted an aided from a ship 20 miles offshore. Aided was taken to a hospital to be evaluated. pic.twitter.com/EVSnbnwMZe

The injured man was taken to Staten Island University Medical Center with chest and abdominal pains and a severe headache, according to police.

It was not clear how he was hurt.