Tower Runs Rescue Assignment in the 27 Box

On 7/3/16 at 1649 Tower 2 was special called for Box 2701, a Rescue Assignment for the report of a Hang glider accident with person trapped 70 plus feet in a tree. At this time Tower and Chief 2 responded and upon arrival on scene positioned to extricate the conscious, un injured operator from the glider.

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Crew members loaded the high angle equipment from the tower onto the aerial device and proceeded to the operator.

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Upon gaining access to the individual a fall arrest system was attached to the operator and they were safely removed from the tree and into the tower ladder with no complaints of injury.

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Units operating on scene included Engine 27-1, Squad 27-14, Squad 29-14, Ambulance 29, Ladder 29-70, Utility 29-20, Tower 2, Chief 2, Deputy 29, Deputy 27.

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