Shane McMahon went toe-to-toe with the Undertaker at WrestleMania 32 inside of Hell in a Cell, and lived to tell about it. A measly helicopter crash into the ocean was hardly going to stop him.
In all seriousness though, McMahon was involved in a small helicopter crash today when the vehicle he was travelling in was forced into an emergency water landing in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the Long Island coastline. The helicopter, which had taken off at Westchester County Airport, ended up in the water off Gilgo Beach. The pilot was the only other person on board.
The helicopter landed in the water off of Gilgo Beach and two lifeguards raced out in kayaks to retrieve McMahon and the pilot. The aircraft “went down pretty hard,” one of the lifeguards, Don Dobby told Newsday. “We saw a big splash.”
ABC7 New York managed to get some video footage of the aftermath, including some comments from McMahon himself, the son of WWE owner Vince McMahon.
Here is more detailed news report from the same source:
Thankfully, it sounds like everyone is perfectly fine after the scare. McMahon took to Twitter after the incident to thank everyone who worked to keep him safe.
I'd like to thank the man upstairs for looking out this morning & thanks to pilot Mario, Suffolk County Marine Bureau & Babylon Coast Guard.
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) July 19, 2017