Massive Emergency Response To Rockaway Drowning Incident
The drowning incident last Sunday in which a 40-year-old Brooklyn man died of coronary arrest while unsuccessfully attempting the rescue of a 15-year-old teen brought dozens of emergency vehicles to Beach 94 Street along with hundreds of emergency responders from the police department, fire department and EMS. One of the NYPD’s newer helicopters landed in the St. Camillus parking lot to drop off critical equipment and personnel.People watch from the beachfront as an NYPD helicopter searches the waters off the shore at Beach 94 Street looking for the missing teen. As of press time on Thursday, his body had not been recovered.Fire Department divers come out of the water after a long, hard underwater search in the raging surf.The missing teen’s companions on the beachfront. They had been in the water with the missing youth, Jermaine Cohen, when he was taken out to sea by a rip current.A police helicopter picks up a diver from the raging surf.