Heart-stopping moment NYPD scale side of skyscraper to rescue woman 54-stories in air

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A team of New York police officers scaled the side of a skyscraper to rescue a woman 54-stories in the air, this heart-stopping video shows.

NYPD officers were called to the incident in Manhattan on 1 May, with the rescue captured on an officer’s bodyworn camera.

The officers explained how the woman was hoisted to safety after she was found on a ledge outside protective glass meant to keep spectators safe.

Sharing the footage on social media, the NYPD said: “When the public needs help, they call the police. When the police need help, they call ESU. “