Emergency workers from Westchester and Rockland counties participate in drill
More than 100 volunteers from Westchester and Rockland counties took part in a drill Saturday, simulating an emergency in the Hudson River.
The U.S. Coast Guard and about 17 police, fire and EMS agencies from the two counties participated in a drill in which the New York Waterways Ferry was used to simulate an accident. The four-hour exercise was used to practice pulling victims out of the river. The ferry normally takes about 150 people across the Hudson River from Haverstraw to Ossining every day.
Officials say they hope they don?t have to use what they learned on Saturday. They also say when something does happen, everyone will come together and fall back on their training to get the job done.