Troy Fire Department members who were on a training exercise out on the river Wednesday afternoon answered an actual, unexpected emergency.

According to The Record (Troy, NY) Troy Fire Department members were out on the Hudson River in the department's new fire boat for some training when a call came in for an elderly man out on his boat who had fallen ill. Training was canceled and the team raced into action to help the man. They got to the man's boat and pulled him into the department's boat. Medics took care of the man and transported him to the hospital by ambulance. Assistant Fire Chief Eric McMahon said that he wasn't aware of what illness the man had. "I believe he is going to be ok and he seems like he's in good spirits and he was a very nice and pleasant gentleman." McMahon said.

Nice work by the Troy Fire Department! Well done.

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