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VIDEO: Hiker Rescued by NYPD Helicopter on Bear Mountain

By Trevor Kapp | October 23, 2017 11:45am
 The NYPD's Aviation Unit rescued the hiker on Bear Mountain in Westchester on Sunday.
The NYPD's Aviation Unit rescued the hiker on Bear Mountain in Westchester on Sunday.
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NEW YORK CITY — Dramatic footage shows NYPD officers swooping in to rescue a man on Bear Mountain who suffered a "cardiac emergency" at the popular hiking destination, officials said.

The Westchester County Fire Dispatch called the NYPD’s Aviation Unit for help rescuing the 59-year-old hiker on Bear Mountain Sunday around 2:35 p.m., police said.

When the helicopter arrived, officers spotted the man and lowered a tactical medic down to him. They then put him on a backboard and airlifted him to safety, the NYPD said.

The victim was taken to Westchester County Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. 

Officials said the hiker, whose name wasn't immediately released, had suffered a "cardiac emergency," but didn't provide further details.