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SEE IT: Distressed Swimmer Lifted By NYPD Helicopter In Rescue Off Far Rockaway

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - First responders in an NYPD helicopter were called to rescue a distressed swimmer in Queens on Friday morning.

Video shows the woman being hoisted from the water off Far Rockaway near Beach 20th Street and Seagrit Boulevard just before 9 a.m.

A strong riptide swept the woman out too far from the shore.

The NYPD's scuba unit and FDNY crews assisted with rescuing the woman, who was taken to the hospital.

There was no word on her condition Friday evening.

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