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First Responders Rescue Man Near Tracks after Fall from Trail

Date: December 11, 2022
Incident Type: Rescue
Location: Duck Hollow Trail

Around approximately 11 a.m. on December 11, Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to an area near Duck Hollow Trail after a male on a bicycle fell approximately 25 feet from a cliff side onto gravel surrounding train tracks below. 

Rail service was shut down while the rescue was underway.

Rescue 1, Medic 7, Unit 21, 502, and Rescue 2 all responded to the scene. Responders were successfully able to get the patient into the back of Medic 21.

River Rescue was also on standby. 

Medic 5 transported the victim to a local hospital with a broken clavicle and possible lower back injury in stable condition.





Reporting PIO:
Amanda Mueller