Helicopter pilot makes emergency landing in shallow water near Jones Beach

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Authorities are investigating a helicopter that landed in shallow water on Long Island on Wednesday.

At about 4:30 p.m., the private helicopter landed on the bay side of Loop Parkway near Jones Beach.

The pilot was rescued by the US Coast Guard with the help of a nearby civilian boater.

According to a preliminary statement from the FAA, A Bell 206B helicopter crashed into the water near Point Lookout with only the pilot aboard.

The pilot only suffered minor injuries WABC-TV reports.

Officials said the pilot may have been having navigational problems due to heavy fog.

An investigation by the FAA and NTSB is ongoing.