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Video: NYPD rooftop rescues

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The NYPD has released video of four rooftop rescues on Staten Island of residents who were trapped due to rising waters.

It shows police lowering a basket to the victims and pulling them up.

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.

Police said the rescue was performed on Tuesday by Helicopter 23. It's named after the 23 New York City police officers who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001.

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