Warm Weather Brings First Bay Water Rescue Of Season
An errant boater who was trying to launch his boat into Jamaica Bay from the Beach Channel High School boat ramp fell into the bay as fishermen watched from the shore on Friday afternoon, April 20. A fisherman called 911 and police, firefighters and EMS responded. Pictured, the NYPD's Harbor Adam stands by the small boat. While the boater's friend finally helped to pull him back into the boat, the police put two Scuba divers into the water to assist. The helicopter from the police department's Aviation Unit picks up one of the two divers it put into the water to assist the boater. Harbor Adam tows the boat and its two occupants into the Beach Channel High School boat ramp. It was unclear how the man fell into the water, but eyewitnesses who called 911 told The Wave that they first saw the boat moving into the bay with one of the boaters holding on to the stern. One of the two unidentified men who were on the boat makes his way onto dry land at Beach Channel High School.