Lost Kayaker Found After Writing “Help” In Sand With Sticks Near Queens
Written by B87FM on April 19, 2020
After lacking for twelve hours, a kayaker was present in Jamaica Bay, after writing out “HELP” on the seaside with sticks.
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The 36-year-old man was observed by an NYPD Aviation Unit at 11:30 PM, Thursday. Along with spelling out “HELP” on the seaside, he lit a fireplace as effectively.
“I did discover a lighter, and miraculously it was useful, so I lit a bit of hearth on the seaside,” he mentioned. “It was probably I used to be gonna spend the night time there … I imagine individuals entice sure fruits in Jamaica Bay, so there’s a few coconuts on that island that I opened up and I drank a bit of little bit of coconut water from.”
“[The men in the ambulance] have been two guys from Illinois who particularly got here to New York to take care of the COVID scenario,” he mentioned. “I form of felt ashamed I used to be tying up all these assets … however everybody was tremendous good to me and I’m glad I made it out of there.”
The NYPD Particular Ops Twitter web page launched a video of the person being discovered and joked, “A kayaker takes social distancing to the following degree. #NYPD Aviation discovered the unhurt male stranded on a distant island in Jamaica Bay, Queens.”