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(NEW YORK) — A pair of kayakers who overturned in Jamaica Bay reportedly breached a secure area at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, getting through the airport’s security system.

The two men pulled themselves from the water at the end of a pier that sticks out into the bay near one of the airport’s runways, says ABC’s New York affiliate WABC. That pier supports navigation equipment that assists planes with takeoff and landing.

Maintenance workers spotted the two men at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, WABC reports.

Port Authority Police Benevolent Association Spokesman Bobby Egbert said that the breach “raises serious concerns” about the security system.

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