The helicopter swooped down to collect the stranded teacher and flew him away from the island.
The man told CBS New York he felt “ashamed” for tying up resources in the midst of a global pandemic:
[The men in the ambulance] were two guys from Illinois who specifically came to New York to deal with the Covid situation. I kind of felt ashamed I was tying up all these resources... but everyone was super nice to me and I’m glad I made it out of there.
In New York City alone, there have been over 136,000 cases of Covid-19, with sadly over 10,000 deaths.