Kayakers breach airport security perimeter
By The Associated PressNews Transportation kennedy airport
Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport.
Airport workers found the men on a navigational pier at the end of a runway early Saturday morning.
The men tell the New York Post they rowed to the closest point on shore after overturning their kayak and losing a pair of paddles in Jamaica Bay.
It was the same runway where a man scaled a fence and walked into the airport after his personal watercraft ran out of gas in August 2012.
In both cases, the airport’s $100 million Perimeter Intrusion Detection System of surveillance cameras and motion detectors failed to detect the men who climbed ashore.
Port Authority Police issued the kayakers summonses.
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