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Christopher Smidt, center, a New Jersey corrections officer
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Christopher Smidt, center, a New Jersey corrections officer and student pilot who was rescued from the Hudson River after a plane crash, hugs his son Collin, 10, as his wife Karen Smidt stands at left. (Jan. 29, 2013)(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

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Rescuers honored after Yonkers plane crash

Three Yonkers police officers, a retired detective and one of their sons were honored with proclamations Tuesday at a news conference at Yonkers City Hall after Sunday's rescue of two people in a small plane that crashed into the Hudson River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are using hydrographic survey vessels to search the Hudson River for the plane, according to officials. (Jan. 29, 2013)