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.
Thank you for filling us in! We were wondering what was going on last night when we saw the lights and helicopter circling. Keep up the great work!