Evening Walk Turns Into A Rope Rescue
July 10, 2012, 10:54 am
54 year old man was rescued by Clackamas
Fire's Technical Rope Rescue Team after falling 20 feet down a
steep hillside Monday.
The man was reportedly playing with his dog
near the edge of the hillside when he lost his balance and fell, landing at the
bottom of a ravine.
A neighbor called for help shortly before 7pm. Clackamas Fire crews used a "Low Angle Haul system," which secures
the patient to a series of ropes and allows crews to safely haul him to the top
of the hill. He was taken
to Portland Adventist Medical Center in
stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.