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Full NYPD account of Staten Island water rescues at height of storm
The New York PD’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, Paul Browne, has issued an NYPD release, detailing the police rescue efforts during Hurricane Sandy. It also includes an update on the city's death toll from the storm.
Read the report online at Staten Island Live
In related news, the NYPD has released video of four rooftop rescues on Staten Island where some residents were trapped due to rising waters.
In one video an officer is lowered on a line to a rooftop where a person is lying. The officer huddles over the victim, who eventually sits up. A basket is lowered and the person is pulled up to the helicopter.
In all, five adults and one child were removed to safety.