The unidentified man was reported missing for more than 12 hours before he was finally discovered on a remote island in Jamaica Bay, Queens.
That’s according to this NYPD tweet, which noted the kayaker managed to “take social distancing to the next level.”
Luckily, rather than feeling all wet, the stranded kayaker helped his own cause by starting a fire as well as spelling out “help” using sticks he gathered.
In addition, he made sure to get the attention of officers flying a police helicopter by frenetically waving his arms when it flew by.
The helicopter was able to land on the island and take the uninjured kayaker back to the mainland, officials said according to the New York Daily News.
Although the NYPD did not identify the man who was rescued, many Twitter users latched on to one possible theory based on the way he looked to the camera.
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