WWE CEO's son rescued after helicopter lands in ocean near New York

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First responders rescued son of WWE CEO Vince McMahon -- Shane McMahon -- after the helicopter he was in made an emergency landing in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New York's Long Island Wednesday.

Pilot Mario Regtien was also on board the chopper, WABC reported.

Various authorities collaborated to ferry the pair safely to shore.

McMahon had chartered the flight from New York City to Westhampton to visit family.

While cruising at 1,400 feet, the aircraft began experiencing technical difficulties.

"We heard some noise, and it became very clear to me that I could no longer continue flying the helicopter," Regtien told WABC. "So I decided to do an auto-rotation landing in the water."

Both passengers were wearing life jackets.

"It's very unsettling when all the sudden you have something happen," McMahon told WABC. "You hear a bang, and then you start saying, 'We're going to do an emergency landing in the water.' So yes, it was very unnerving. But again, Mario was super calm, which made me super calm. And we landed perfectly."

Luckily, neither was injured.

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