Police: Drunken man plucked from Hudson River
The Yonkers Marine Unit rescued a drunken man who thought it was a good idea to go for a dip in the Hudson River Tuesday.
"There was a head bobbing in the middle of the river on the other side of the restaurant and he looked like he was having a swim, and all of a sudden the ambulance came out and the police came and five minutes later, the police boat came out and rescued the man," said witness Laura Winston.
The Yonkers Marine Unit plucked the man from the water about a half-mile off the Yonkers City Pier at around 2 p.m. Officials believe he was drunk and got swept away by the current.
The victim was conscious when he was pulled from the river, but police said he swallowed a lot of water. He's now recovering at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
The rescue came only a half-hour after the marine unit saved another person from drowning.