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Now You See It: Body camera videos family's rescue from home

(CNN) - Two New York police officers are being hailed as heroes.

They saved the lives of three people whose home was full of carbon monoxide, and the rescue was all caught on one officer's body camera.

It happened here -- at this house with statues of a police officer and a guardian angel out front. Playing the role of both, rookie Ossining cop Pasquale Santucci.

"I just feel very fortunate that I was able to be there and to help those people out," said Santucci.

His new body camera captured the drama a few weeks back. Working with Officer Javier Dejesus and paramedic Catherine Steger to rescue unconscious victims of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a faulty furnace.

First a 14-year-old girl -- then rushing back inside to save her mother.

"Ready Dejesus? No - stay out here."


Carrying both to the safety of fresh air, and then back inside again.

"Come on buddy, come on buddy!"

Grabbing a toddler and leading his family to safety.

"Beyond the call of duty, they had no regard for their safety they were concerned with the residents inside the building, get everyone out to safety," said Lt. William Sullivan.

"The adrenalin definitely kicked in!" said Santucci.

Santucci said he has no problem wearing a body camera

"At least this video can show that we're there to help," he said.

He's glad the body cam provided this dramatic peek at the realities of the job.

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