NYC Search-and-Rescue Team Saves Two in Port-au-Prince Grocery
Sunday, January 17, 2010
New York, NY –
Members of a New York City search-and-rescue team have saved two people trapped in a collapsed grocery store in Haiti. NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne said Sunday that the man and the teen girl were trapped on the bottom floor of what was once a three-story grocery store in Port-au-Prince. Three others were still inside. The victims told rescuers that they have survived on food and water from the store. Sixteen rescuers from the New York police and fire departments cut through concrete blocks to reach them. Members of the search-and-rescue team have also assisted at ground zero and in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Gustav.