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NYPD Officers Rescue Women from River, Rooftop

June 04, 2012  | 

Officers plunged into the Hudson River Saturday to retrieve one woman and pulled another to safety from the edge of a high-rise roof where she was perched with a knife in a day of dramatic rescues for the New York Police Department.

Around the same time two detectives were in the river helping a 59-year-old woman who had apparently jumped into the water off upper Manhattan's West Side, two other officers were on top of an apartment building across town, hoisting a 40-year-old woman over a security fence she had scaled to get to the roof's ledge, police said.

Read the full NBC New York story.

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