Rope Rescue in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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A man who fell down an embankment at Tew’s Falls is “pretty lucky” to have escaped serious injury, says Hamilton fire spokesperson Dave Christopher.

The man slid down about 40 feet before catching a tree branch and stopping himself from falling further, Christopher said.

The “labour intensive” rescue included very carefully bringing the man up in a basket, he said. From there he was taken to hospital by Hamilton EMS with what appeared to be a minor ankle injury.

The rescue took about an hour and half. Emergency services cleared the scene around 2 p.m.

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