2005-09-09 / Community

First Responders Practice Water Rescue At B. 75 Street


Dozens of city emergency workers sharpened their water rescue skills last Friday morning during an hour-long drill on Beach 75 Street. Photo: A diver drops in from an NYPD “Air Sea Rescue“ helicopter.Dozens of city emergency workers sharpened their water rescue skills last Friday morning during an hour-long drill on Beach 75 Street. Photo: A diver drops in from an NYPD “Air Sea Rescue“ helicopter.The NYPD helicopter makes a smooth landing on the median at the eastern end of Shore Front Parkway.The NYPD helicopter makes a smooth landing on the median at the eastern end of Shore Front Parkway.Firefighters paddled out on FDNY surfboards, which have been successfully used in countless water rescues.Firefighters paddled out on FDNY surfboards, which have been successfully used in countless water rescues.Police officer escorts a civilian out of the area where the drill was being held. The officer slapped the cuffs on the man after he allegedly resisted her orders to clear out.  Police officer escorts a civilian out of the area where the drill was being held. The officer slapped the cuffs on the man after he allegedly resisted her orders to clear out. Firefighter watches the action from atop Engine 265.Firefighter watches the action from atop Engine 265.

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