NYPD conducts cold water emergency drills in Prospect Park

Posted: Updated:
BROOKLYN -

The NYPD conducted cold water emergency recovery training at Prospect Park Lake Wednesday, hoping to be ready to rescue victims from any body of water around the city.

Officers learned how to use line launchers and ladders to save people who fall into cold water during the winter months. They worked with the techniques in order to use their equipment most effectively.

They also learned how to handle victims dealing with severe hypothermia and how to use everyday items to help victims crawl to safe surface.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."