NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two NYPD officers came to the rescue for a man who was showing symptoms of a stroke aboard a tanker barge near the Statue of Liberty this week.
Around 6:50 p.m. Thursday, members of the NYPD Harbor Unit were called to the tanker barge, which was sitting stationary on the south side of the Liberty Island in New York Harbor, police said.
Officers Dianna Balioni and Peter Jessnik, both also certified emergency medical technicians, boarded the barge and spoke to the 43-year-old man to ascertain his condition.
Balioni determined that the man was showing signs of having a stroke, police said. The officers put him on a high concentration of oxygen and radioed for an ambulance to come ot the harbor base.
The man was placed in a stokes basket and taken to Harbor Launch No. 37 at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, police said. From there, the man was taken to Lutheran Medical Center where his condition was reported as stable, police said.
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