We’ve received word that the FDNY has pulled a distraught person from the waters off of Kingsborough Community College (2001 Oriental Boulevard) in Manhattan Beach.
According to the NYC Fire Wire Facebook page, the call came over the radio at approximately 1:00 p.m., saying that school security has confirmed a person was in the water.
FDNY headed out to the scene, with Sheepshead Bay’s Engine 246 arriving first. Rescues 2 and 5 showed up, as well as marine units.
The incident was on the ocean side of the school. He was rescued and is now in EMS care.
We have reached out to the FDNY for additional information.
UPDATE (2:07 p.m.): FDNY got back to us with lightning speed. They’ve confirmed that they received a call at 12:55 p.m. for a person drowning in the waters off Kingsborough. Two firefighters swam out to him and pulled him to safety. The rescue took about 30 minutes, and the victim was transported to Coney Island Hospital in serious but non-life-threatening condition. The FDNY spokesperson could not say how the victim got into the water.
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