Police practice daring rescues in Westchester

Police emergency service units from around Westchester were in White Plains today to practice some daring rescue procedures.

Called "high-angle rescue training," the skills are necessary for officers to be prepared for emergency situations that may happen atop tall buildings.

The skills have been put to use twice here in Westchester during the past few months, including back in March when a Yonkers firefighter rescued two workers who were dangling 13 stories off the ground after their scaffolding had collapsed.

"You have to constantly train for these situations and the more you practice, the better you get at it," says Yonkers emergency service worker Christopher Kowatchy.

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