Rope Rescue in Indianapolis

resq1

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis firefighters were called upon to perform a tactical rope rescue Sunday to aid an ill man under a bridge.

Emergency crews were alerted to a 53-year-old male suffering an unknown illness at 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

Responders arrived to find a complicated situation: An apparently homeless man who had been living underneath the bridge at Oliver Avenue and West McCarthy Street and was too sick to make it back up on his own.

Firefighters were called to perform a basket rescue – raising the man 20 feet to the bridge for medical transport.

The unidentified man was taken to Eskenazi Health, where he was listed in good condition.

Click on the video player above to see part of the rescue in action.

Print this article Back to Top

 

Advertisements

Leave a compliment!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s