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NYPD, FDNY Help Rescue Man Trapped Under Manhattan Dock

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A jet skier is alive after a rescue by members of the New York City Fire and Police Departments in Manhattan.

Police say a man who was trying to free his jet ski at the Columbia Docks on the Spuyten Duyvil Creek in Inwood was pulled under a dock by the current and was trapped under water for nearly four minutes.

Authorities say the man was unconscious and without a pulse when he was pulled from the water.

NYPD officer Richard Natale initiated CPR, and the victim began breathing on his own.

"We went looking for him. He came up to the middle of the dock. There's a little hole with a pipe sticking out," Natale said. "He was able to stick his hand out through there. I grabbed onto his hand, called for FD to come and break up the dock. They broke up the dock. We were able to untangle him from the rope that was underneath, pulled him out and started CPR."

The victim was taken to the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

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