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NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit Saves Two In Separate Incidents Within An Hour

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - It was two-for-two for members of the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit on Saturday, as the ESU saved two desperate New Yorkers in separate incidents in the same hour.

In the first instance, officers pulled a hysterical woman off the ledge of her sixth-floor bedroom window in Alphabet City. Then, an hour later, the same unit pulled a man out of the East River after he had jumped in near East 21st Street.

Detective Keith Connelly was one of the heroes involved in both rescue missions, but he said that he was just doing his job.

“With the equipment we have and the training we have, it’s just something that comes second nature to us,” Connelly told 1010 WINS. “We performed the task and everything went well. It’s a great feeling — especially to save a life — and when you can do it with two lives, back-to-back like that, it’s a really great feeling.”

Both the man and the woman were taken to the Bellevue Hospital Center for evaluation.

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