POWERFUL: Brave NYPD Officers Risk Their Lives To Rescue Flood Victims!

Source @NYPDnews

A video posted by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) on Sunday shows Two brave NYPD officers in Queens putting their lives at risk and submerging themselves in a flooded basement after receiving a report of a victim being trapped underwater.

These two officers were responding to a call at around 10 PM ET amid remnants of Hurricane Ida and heavy rainfall in the city.

“Upon arrival, police observed the water levels from the rain were approximately two feet above street level through the first floor of the location with the basement completely submerged,” An NYPD spokesperson told Fox News in a statement.

In the video, one officer is seen diving underwater in an attempt to rescue anyone who is trapped inside while his partner is holding on to his jacket.

Despite their best attempt, they were unable to rescue the people trapped inside. Then New York City Fire Department (FDNY) rescue divers were called on the scene who recovered the bodies of a 40-year-old female, a 50-year-old male, and a 2-year-old child.

So far, at least 13 people have been reported dead in New York City. Most of these were victims trapped in flooded basements.

“We did not know that between 8:50 and 9:50 p.m. last night, that the heavens would literally open up and bring Niagara Falls level of water to the streets of New York,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement on Thursday.

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