NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – First responders in an NYPD helicopter were called to rescue a distressed swimmer in Queens on Friday morning.

Video shows the woman being hoisted from the water off Far Rockaway near Beach 20th Street and Seagrit Boulevard just before 9 a.m.

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A strong riptide swept the woman out too far from the shore.

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The NYPD’s scuba unit and FDNY crews assisted with rescuing the woman, who was taken to the hospital.

There was no word on her condition Friday evening.

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