Police Rescue Two Off Beach 147 Street
Two unidentified Rockaway residents, aged 56 and 50, sailing their small catamaran about 200 yards off the shore of Beach 147 Street in Neponsit on Sunday afternoon were overturned by a gust of wind and held on for dear life as rescue units from the NYPD and FDNY, joined by private fishing boats, came to the rescue. The two were transported to land by a police launch, where they refused medical attention. Pictured, the overturned catamaran with NYPD Harbor Adam launch alongside. Photo by Howard Schwach.
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