The son of World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon has been rescued unhurt from a helicopter that made an emergency landing in the ocean waters off New York.
A helicopter carrying Shane McMahon, the son of WWE founder Vince McMahon, and the pilot crashed into waters off Giglo Beach in Long Island on Wednesday.
Authorities said neither McMahon nor the pilot was injured.
“It’s very unsettling when all of a sudden you have something happen and you hear a bang and start saying we’re going to do an emergency landing in the water,” McMahon told news reporters at the scene. “It was very unnerving. Mario (the pilot) was super calm, which made me super calm and we landed perfectly.”
The Federal Aviation Administration told WABC in New York at the helicopter landed on its pontoon skids at around 10:30 a.m. ET. According to WABC, a commercial flight heading to John F. Kennedy airport heard a call and relayed it to the FAA radar center. The radar center then called for help.
In a tweet, McMahon wrote, “I’d like to thank the man upstairs for looking out this morning & thanks to pilot Mario, Suffolk County Marine Bureau & Babylon Coast Guard.”
McMahon, 47, currently serves in an on-screen role with WWE as the commissioner of SmackDown Live. He also occasionally wrestles and is known for his high-risk moves.