NEW YORK (WPIX)—A joint NYPD- FDNY Urban Rescue Team in Haiti pulled a man from a collapsed four-story building, and two men and a teenage girl alive from the rubble of a grocery store, Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne said Sunday.
The 35-year-old man was rescued from on Sunday afternoon from the building Rue Belencourt in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The three other victims were were trapped on the bottom floor of what was once a three-story grocery store in Port-au-Prince. Both buildings collapsed as a result of Tuesday's earthquake.
A total of 26 New York City police and fire rescuers worked through the night, cutting through concrete blocks to reach them.
Browne says the victims told rescuers that they have survived on food and water from the store.
The victims were brought to a United Nations hospital established at Haiti's airport about five miles away, where the girl, 13, was treated for leg injuries and the two men for undetermined injuries.
Freshly rested members of the 80-strong NYPD/FDNY team this morning replaced those workers, continuing pulling people out from beneath the rubble.
Sunday morning, 16 other members were deployed to assist in ongoing rescue efforts at the scene of a hotel collapse where voices of survivors could still be detected.