2 Men Rescued from Icy Waters of Queens Bay

The men were out on kayaks in Jamaica Bay, police said

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    Two men were rescued from the icy waters of a Queens bay Saturday after falling out of their kayaks, police said. An NYPD's Air Sea Rescue helicopter was used to help locate the kayakers. (Published Sunday, Feb 10, 2013)

    Two men were rescued from the icy waters of a Queens bay Saturday after falling out of their kayaks, police said.

    An NYPD Air Sea Rescue helicopter located one of the kayakers in Jamaica Bay, near Broad Channel, Saturday afternoon. An officer then dove from the helicopter into the water to make the rescue.
    An Emergency Services Unit officer swam out to help the second kayaker, who had swam to a boat that was anchored in the bay. 
    The two kayakers, both 32 years old, were being treated for hypothermia at area hospitals, and were listed in stable condition.
    The ESU officer was also treated at a hospital.

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