- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Officials say a pregnant woman began giving birth on a fishing charter boat two miles off the coast of a New York City park and had to be rescued.

Police say the NYPD Aviation Unit responded to a 65-foot boat in the Atlantic Ocean near Riis Park in Queens on Wednesday afternoon for an emergency call.

Authorities sent two helicopters and lowered a medic from the air onto the boat to assist the woman.

The woman and her family were taken to a boat and brought to shore. She was then taken to a hospital in Brooklyn, where she’s in stable condition.

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