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West Point cadets rescue 2 kayakers

May. 23, 2013 - 09:17PM   |  
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WEST POINT, N.Y. — Two West Point cadets are being credited with rescuing two stranded kayakers on the Hudson River.

The U.S. Military Academy says Cadet Sam Mo and Cadet Daniel Bleyl swam out into the river late Wednesday night after hearing the kayakers’ cries for help. Mo, a member of the Class of 2016 from Great Neck, N.Y. and Bleyl, a member of the Class of 2014 from Tucson, Ariz., swam 300 to 400 yards to get to the kayakers.

The pair, both members of the Army swim team, treaded water for about 20 minutes until help arrived. A third cadet swim team member notified emergency officials.

A power boat used by West Point’s crew team helped the victims to shore. The unidentified victims were treated for exposure.

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