A helicopter carrying WWE executive Shane McMahon went down in the ocean off New York on Wednesday (July 19). Both him and the pilot were unharmed.
Shane was passenger that came down in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island’s Gilgo Beach late Wednesday morning. Bright yellow pontoons kept the chopper afloat before the Coast Guard rescued both men.
“It was very unnerving,” McMahon told reporters later, adding that pilot Mario Regtien “was super calm, which made me super calm, and we landed perfectly.”
He later thanked the pilot and emergency responders on Twitter.
I'd like to thank the man upstairs for looking out this morning & thanks to pilot Mario, Suffolk Co. Marine Bureau & Fire Island Coast Guard
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) July 19, 2017
McMahon said he was leaving Manhattan, heading to West Hampton to see family.