NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD rescued a pregnant woman off a charter fishing boat in the Atlantic Ocean after she was in the early stages of giving birth.
The NYPD Aviation Unit responded to the emergency call around 3 p.m. on Wednesday to the 65-foot charter fishing boat that was nearly two miles south of Riis Park in the Atlantic.READ MORE: PHOTOS: 74th Annual Tony Awards Red Carpet
A medic was deployed from one of the helicopters and gave aid to the pregnant woman.READ MORE: Activists Again Call For Getting Carriage Horses Off NYC Streets Following Injury
The NYPD then placed the woman and her family onboard a Harbor Unit vessel.MORE NEWS: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
The woman was taken to Maimonides Medical Center and she is in stable condition.