News agencies report that two marine cadets from West Point became separated from their unit during a night-time training exercise before being rescued early this morning (Feb.20). Suffering from the cold, they were rescued by a New York City Police Department helicopter. Steep terrain had prevented a ground rescue and also prevented an aircraft landing. The helicopter was forced to hover above while a police officer was lowered down to assist the cadets who were then lifted into the helicopter. The cadets were taken to a West Point hospital. No information has been released by the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) at this time.
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