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NYPD Aviation Unit

The NYPD's Aviation Unit rescue a hiker with a broken ankle in Alpine, N.J. on May 11, 2014. (credit: NYPD)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Hiker Talks About Rescue From Cliff By NYPD

Members of the New York Police Department’s Aviation Unit rescued a hiker with a broken ankle from a cliff near the Hudson River in New Jersey.

05/12/2014

Capt. Aly Akl and Det. Robert  Brager were hoisted aboard the helicopter on Jan. 29, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

VIDEO: NYPD Air Rescue Saves Cargo Ship Pilot Near Verrazano Bridge

The Grey Shark, a 330-foot commercial cargo ship, was anchored between the Verrazano Bridge and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal Tuesday when its skipper had a heart attack, police said.

01/30/2013

(credit: NYPD)

First Look: New High-Tech NYPD Helicopter Takes The Fight To The Terrorists

The helicopter was funded with federal port security money, and part of its job is to confront the threat that terrorists might try to smuggle a nuclear device into New York City through its busy ports.

06/28/2012

Williamsburg Bridge (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Two Men Charged With Criminal Trespass For Trying To Climb Williamsburg Bridge

Both 22-year-old James Stafford, of Woodstock, Conn., and 25-year-old Brice Farrell, of Damsascus, MD were arrested early Wednesday morning.

06/15/2011

Top Row: Detective Dennis DeRienzo – pilot; Detective Erin Nolan – co-pilot; Detective Francis Vitale- SCUBA | Second Row:  Police Officer Matthew O’Donohoe – crew chief; Police Officer Gowdat Nagi – 2nd crew chief; Detective Brian Singer - SCUBA

NYPD Pulls Off Dramatic Rescue Of Father, Son Stranded On N.J. Jetty

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a distress call on a rock jetty in the Raritan Bay around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

04/21/2011

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly with members of the NYPD Aviation Unit at One Police Plaza - New York, NY - Feb 22, 2011 - AP Photo/Kathy Willens

NYPD Honors Aviation Unit For West Point Rescue

Five NYPD officers involved in the daring weekend helicopter rescue of two West Point cadets stranded on a cliff in high winds were recognized Tuesday for their heroism.

02/23/2011

A daring New York Police Department helicopter rescue in darkness and dangerous winds safely delivered two West Point cadets Sunday from an 18-inch-wide mountain ledge where they were stranded 500 feet above ground for nearly eight hours.

NYPD Helicopter Brings West Point Cadets To Safety In Dramatic Rescue

A daring rescue in the midst of darkness and dangerous winds safely delivered two West Point cadets Sunday from an 18-inch ledge where they were stranded.

02/20/2011