Police Helicopter Rescues Ship Captain Who Was Having A Heart Attack
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A dramatic nighttime helicopter rescue in New York Harbor may have saved the life of a ship captain.
Police say they received a call Tuesday night that the captain of the Panamanian cargo ship Grey Shark was having a heart attack.
An NYPD Harbor medical team stabilized the 60-year old captain before calling in the help of a police helicopter.
A basket was lowered to hoist him up into the chopper, which then flew him to Staten Island University Hospital-North.
He was listed in stable condition.