NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Two people including WWE wrestling executive Shane McMahon were rescued from a helicopter that landed in the Atlantic Ocean off Gilgo Beach, Long Island on Wednesday.
The Robinson 44 helicopter with a capacity of four was about a half mile off the shore when it landed on the water at about 10:30 a.m.. The particular model of helicopter is often used in flight training or lower-end charters.
McMahon took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon to thank rescue crews and God.
I'd like to thank the man upstairs for looking out this morning & thanks to pilot Mario, Suffolk County Marine Bureau & Babylon Coast Guard.— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) July 19, 2017
At least six boats including emergency vessels responded to the scene. McMahon and another person were taken to the Fire Island Coast Guard station.
Suffolk County's assistant police commissioner says both occupants were wearing life jackets.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter had taken off from Westchester County Airport in White Plains. The pilot had issued a mayday call before going into the water, and the call was heard by a commercial flight heading to Kennedy Airport.