Investigators said the 21-year-old drifted about a mile off shore from Shoreham Beach at around 7 a.m. on Sunday.READ MORE: Wake Today For Probationary Firefighter Vincent Malveaux
A friend called 911 when she lost sight of her.
From a police helicopter, rescuers spotted the swimmer in distress and dropped flotation devices before getting her on a boat.READ MORE: Intrepid Museum Wreath-Laying Ceremony To Mark 80 Years Since Pearl Harbor Attack
“She seemed a little nervous. I think she just thought was going for a nice morning swim and just got a little bit tired,” Wading River Fire Department Assistant Chief Denise Gluck said. “It’s a sense of relief. It gives us pride in doing our job.”
“It’s a large response from multiple agencies that all works well together,” Chief Branden Heller added.
The woman was take to a hospital to be evaluated.MORE NEWS: 'West Side Story' Returns To Paterson For Special Screening
The rescuers urge people to be cautious in bodies of water and to under the conditions.