Dramatic LI Sound rescue caught on video
What started off as a quiet day of fishing turned into a near-tragedy Wednesday.
A woman and two men from Queens were out fishing along rocks in the Long Island Sound when 4-6 foot swells unexpectedly surged, trapping them about 50 yards offshore.
The woman was brought safely back to land with the help of the marine units from Rye and Greenwich, Conn. police.
But it took the team from the Westchester County Police Aviation Unit to save the remaining two fishermen. The helicopter was able to close in on the two, and with the chopper overhead, one of the Westchester officers was able to reach out, pulling one of the men safely inside the aircraft. The second man, who by that time slipped into the water, was later reached, pulled into the helicopter and brought safely to shore.
The three were treated at the scene for only minor injuries.