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First Responders Rescue Male Trapped on Hillside

Date: November 7, 2021
Incident Type: Rescue
Location: Zone 3

At 4:36 p.m. Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS, Fire, and Police responded to a 9-1-1 call for a male lost and trapped on the hillside between the Wabash Tunnel and PJ McCardle Roadway.

A middle-aged male from out of state became caught on the hillside above a steep drop off, after trying to rescue his drone that he had lost. After an extensive climb using harnesses, ropes and ladders, EMS Rescue 2 was able to reach the male and get him to safety. Medic 14 evaluated him and he denied any injuries and refused transport to the hospital.

Police helped secured roadways and directed traffic during the rescue.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz