New York Police Airlift Man to Safety After He Gets Stuck in the Mud

May 6, 2019

An elderly man was just trying to get to Staten Island University Hospital in New York City when he decided to take what he thought was a shortcut through a marsh. Mistaking it for solid ground, the 83-year-old tried to cut through but instead ended up sinking in. "States he's next to the parking garage area. States he's sinking. States the water is up to his neck," a dispatcher can be heard saying after he called for help.'s Stephanie Officer reveals the one thing that he believes saved his life.

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