Two men had to be rescued from the Hudson River on Wednesday night after an apparent bout of night-swimming gone bad.
Fire officials and witnesses told NBC that the men appeared to be drunk.
“The men wound up in the river — it’s not exactly known how — near 79th Street on the Upper West Side. Witnesses said they’d been drinking and went into the water on their own volition.
Someone at the Boat Basin restaurant called 911 and said it appeared the two men were drowning in the river.”
An armada of firefighters and helicopters came to rescue them; after being plucked out of the water, the two men were taken to Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s with minor injuries.
Gretchen Connelie captured the scene below.