A NYPD detective was released from the hospital eight days after surviving a terrible fall from a helicopter during police academy training in Queens.
The investigator smiled broadly and waved to well-wishers as he was brought out of Jacobi Medical Center on Friday, as captured on camera.
The officer is fortunate to be alive after falling from a helicopter while clinging to an unsecured rope on December 1 during training at the police school.
The demonstration was part of a meeting held by the NYPD Hostage Negotiating Team.
The fall “split his leg in half,” according to the police.
At 11:20 a.m., a video obtained by The Post shows the police officer grabbing onto a rope to descend from the helicopter.
A video obtained by the Post on December 1, 2022 depicts an NYPD detective falling from a helicopter during training at the Queens police academy.
The NYPD detective is fortunate to be alive after falling from a helicopter while clinging to an unsecured rope on December 1 during training at the police school.
However, the rope either fell loose or was not tied to anything, sending the officer plummeting 15 to 20 feet to the earth.