2 LI men help rescue survivors in Haiti

Two Long Islanders were among a team of 80 FDNY and NYPD rescuers who pulled a young brother and sister out of the rubble in Haiti Tuesday night.

FDNY Chief Joe Downey, of West Islip, e-mailed his wife, Lynn, after the group found an 8-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl alive in the ruins. The rescue group had learned a man was lowering water down to them for a week, keeping them alive.

Lt. William Reddan, of Sayville, is also among the rescuers. His wife, Kirsten, says Reddan was eager to go help rescue survivors in Haiti.

AP wire services contributed to this article.

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