Helicopter Carrying WWE’s Shane McMahon Makes Emergency Landing in Ocean

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In 2009 a US Airways plane landed in the Hudson River with nobody onboard being seriously injured. The events on the day are known as the Miracle on the Hudson.

Another miracle took place on the water when a helicopter made an emergency landing in the Atlantic Ocean. Besides the pilot, there was one passenger onboard, the WWE’s Shane McMahon.

Shane McMahon is the son of WWE CEO Vince McMahon. The younger McMahon is “a former WWE executive who currently plays an on-air role with WWE’s television shows“, according to ESPN.

The helicopter, a Robinson R44 landed in the ocean near Long Island’s Gilgo Beach yesterday morning. ESPN reports that, “The red aircraft could be seen bobbing on its bright yellow pontoons as small boats circled about a half-mile south of the beach.”

McMahon and the pilot were rescued by lifeguards who brought them towards shore in kayaks. Along the way “law enforcement rescuers” met up with the kayaks and then took the two to shore.

The helicopter started out in White Plans at Westchester County Airport. It made a stop in Manhattan and then headed “east along the Long Island coast” when the trouble occurred.

Shane McMahon said that the situation was unnerving and also tweeted out a thanks to the pilot and rescuers.

Find out more about what took place from ESPN here.

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