NYPD officers rescue kayakers after boat capsizes on Catawba River

BURKE COUNTY, NC (FOX 46) -- Two kayakers are home safe after being rescued by members of the New York City Police Department after their kayak capsized in Burke County, officials said.

The NYPD team was training below the dam at Lake James on the Catawba River when the kayakers became distressed, according to Burke County Emergency Management. The group was able to rescue the two people from the water after they lost control of their kayak.

"Nice job ESU, while participating in a swift water rescue course in North Carolina they assisted a kayaker that was stranded after capsizing," NYPD Special Ops tweeted.

The Lake James area has some of the best swift water places in the world to train for water rescues, officials said.