The 911 board was all lit up, numerous calls coming in for an unconscious, unresponsive child on Fulton Street at Rockwell Place in downtown Brooklyn at about 12:10PM on Saturday.
FDNY members from Engine Company 226 rushed to the scene to find some good Samaritans, one of whom actually jumped off of his rented Revel electric moped, trying desperately to help a visibly distraught woman and her two year old son, both of whom were down on the damp, cold sidewalk.
New Yorks’ Bravest wasted no time as they sprang into action, providing critical aid to the toddler as he lay on the sidewalk, while several of the people who had stopped to help did their best to comfort the crying mother.
Firefighter Neves then lifted the child in his arms and took him to an ambulance from the Brooklyn Hospital that arrived on the scene. Both mother and son were whisked away to a local hospital, for what we all hope to be a positive outcome. The exact circumstances surrounding this tragic incident are not known at this time.
Two men working on a lift approximately sixty feet up on the outside of a building under construction at 11 West 118th Street in Manhattan had to be rescued by FDNY members after the base of the lift tilted over, causing the boom arm and the cage they were in to crash into the side of the building at 17 West 118th Street at about 9:16AM.
One firefighter was lowered to the cage from the roof of 17 West 118th Street while his colleagues on the ground moved a ladder into position. One of the workers could be seen lying on his back at one end of the steeply tilted cage, his legs dangling freely off the edge. This same worker was later heard crying out in pain as he favored his right hand.
Both men, whom were most likely saved from a worse fate by their harnesses, were safely removed and taken to Harlem Hospital with non life threatening injuries. An Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Rescuers from the NYPD Air and Marine Units, the United States Coast Guard Air and Sea Units, FDNY Marine Units and countless personnel on land all converged on Rockaway Beach near Shore Front Parkway and 96th Street in Queens on Tuesday afternoon, after a 15yr old boy and a 16yr old boy, both friends, went into the rough surf and did not surface.
The boys were at the beach enjoying the unseasonably warm weather with at least two other teens when tragedy struck.
New York City beaches were officially closed after September 8th, and Life Guards were not on duty. Two teen friends of the missing boys were seen waiting with authorities on the beach as the search progressed.
Rescuers diligently searched the waters until late on Tuesday evening when operations ended for the day without locating the boys.
The search resumed on Wednesday morning but as of 10:30AM, the bodies of the two boys were still not found. The search continues.
A 69yr old man riding his bicycle eastbound on 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn on Monday was rushed to New York University Lutheran Medical Center in critical condition after he was struck and run over by a truck.
The truck, bearing the name Manor Paving, was also traveling eastbound on 3rd Avenue when the driver proceeded to turn right onto 31st Street whereupon he struck the cyclist, who was wearing a safety helmet.
FDNY, NYPD and EMS personnel rushed to the scene and worked feverishly to extricate the man, whose leg was entangled in the warped bicycle. A Tourniquet was applied to the mans’ right leg before he was loaded into a FDNY ambulance and taken expeditiously to the hospital.
The 44yr old driver of the truck remained at the scene and as of today, Friday, there is no indication that he faces any charges. There is also no update on the condition of the cyclist. A NYPD spokesperson stated that the Investigation is still ongoing.
By Theodore Parisienne Posted 03/12/18- 12:09AM Updated 2:27AM
Five people were killed after the helicopter they were in crashed into the East River just north of Roosevelt Island in Manhattan. Only the Pilot of the craft survived. FDNY and NYPD Divers worked feverishly to extricate the trapped victims from the upside down helicopter. Three people were brought to the East 34th Street Ferry Dock with CPR in progress before being rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where they were pronounced deceased. The bodies of two deceased victims, pronounced at the scene, were also brought to the East 34th Street Dock. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be spearheading the Investigation into this tragic event.
A 33yr old man who volunteered to help remove debris at a construction site belonging to the Church of God of Prophecy at 463 Rutland Road in Brooklyn was seriously injured after the section he was standing on collapsed.
The man fell straight through to the basement level and was buried by approximately six feet of debris.
It took more than one hundred firefighters, with some assistance from a Con Edison crew using a vacuum truck, just over one hour to free him from beneath the rubble.
The injured man was rushed to Kings County Hospital and was expected to survive his harrowing ordeal. It is unclear at this time whether proper permits were in place for work at the site, or whether any violations or Stop Work orders have been issued.