WATCH: NYPD Helicopter Makes Rooftop Rescue in Hurricane Sandy

10 30 12 Aviation rescue 4 of 4Video 4 of 4 Helicopter 23, named after the 23 New York City Police Officers killed on 9/11, performed rooftop rescues on Staten Island on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Members of Aviation and Scuba rescued five adults and one child who were trapped in their houses due to rising waters.2012-10-31T07:30:45.000Z

An NYPD helicopter crew named for the cops killed on 9/11 rescued five adults and one child on Tuesday in heroic operations on Staten Island, where the flood waters of Hurricane Sandy trapped victims in their homes.

A riveting rescue by the crew of Helicopter 23 — after the 23 officers who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 — is captured in this video from the insideNYPD YouTube channel.

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