Seven young people were rescued from a pond in Central Park after they suddenly plunged through the ice on an unseasonably warm February holiday, authorities say.
By the time FDNY arrived at the park by 59th Street and Central Park South, the kids, ranging in age from about 10 into the teens, had been pulled out of the water by two men who were skateboarding nearby, fire officials say.
The good Samaritans, Bennett Jonas and Ethan Turnbull, told reporters they were skating nearby when they saw the kids dancing on top of the ice, then suddenly plunging into the water.
"I look over, I saw six heads just trying to get to the shore," said Jonas. "The back one was probably a good 20 yards from dry land."
Jonas dived in as Turnbull stood by to grab them.
"The last two at the end, the kid at the end was unconscious," said Turnbull. "[Jonas] got him out, he was kind of out of breath, and [Jonas] threw him to me. I just kind of
Authorities are investigating a security breach at John F. Kennedy Airport Monday morning in which 11 people went through checkpoints at John F. Kennedy Airport without being screened Monday morning, with three of them setting off metal detectors, TSA and Port Authority officials say.
President Donald Trump has picked Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to succeed Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, Trump said Monday. He made the announcement at Mar-a-Lago, flanked by McMaster and the acting adviser, retired Army Gen. Keith Kellogg. Kellogg will stay on as McMaster's chief of staff, Trump said. "He's a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience," Trump said of McMaster. "He is highly respected by everybody in the military." The president, who has no military experience, has shown a preference for generals in the top security roles.
An 88-year-old woman plowed through a house in New Jersey Monday, destroying the front of the home, authorities say.
Police said the driver lost control and crashed through the house next door to where she lives on Mountain Avenue in Washington Township at about 1:30 p.m., throwing debris into the front yard.
The homeowner was the only person home at the time but was in another room and uninjured, police said. A dog in the living room was briefly trapped by the vehicle but was rescued and is OK, the homeowner said.
The house sustained serious structural damage, and buildings inspectors will determine if the home will need to be condemned.
The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. She received a summons for careless driving.