FDNY Rescues Two People And Their Inflatable Swan Float in East River
Some lucky ducks were saved by the Fire Department of the City of New York after their relaxing day out floating went awry.
The group were on a giant inflatable swan, when an unexpected current swept them out into "heavy marine traffic," requiring a rescue to get back to shore.
FDNY shared a picture of the rescue on their Instagram, where they reminded everyone to "always take precautions when swimming or entering the water surrounding our city. Only enter the water where swimming is permitted and where lifeguards are on duty."
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At 3:39 pm today, #FDNY Marine and land units responded to the East River and E 55 St, Manhattan for reports of multiple persons in the water. FDNY #Marine4 rescued two persons from the water after their inflatable swan pool float was overcome by a fast moving current and was met with heavy marine traffic. The two individuals were transported ashore onboard #Marine6 where they were evaluated by EMS. FDNY urges New Yorkers to always take precautions when swimming or entering the water surrounding our city. Only enter the water where swimming is permitted and where lifeguards are on duty. See more #FDNYSmart tips for a safe summer at fdnysmart.org