NYPD rescues 83-year-old man sinking in Staten Island marsh

NEW YORK CITY — NYPD officers rescued an 83-year-old man stuck in a marsh Thursday.

The man was headed to Staten Island University Hospital for a doctor's appointment and missed his bus, so he decided to walk and take a shortcut through a marsh. He used to walk there as a child.

While walking, the man got tired, disoriented and stuck. He was able to call 911 as he sunk in in the mud, police said.

Officers on a police helicopter found the man, right as the chopper was running out of...

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