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Woman Rescued From Hillside

Date: October 8, 2019
Incident Type: Rescue Operation
Location: Mt. Washington

Pittsburgh EMS, Fire and Police responded to a report of a woman stuck on the hillside below PJ McCardle Roadway around 12:55 a.m.

Police officers from Zone 3 located a 19-year-old female on the hillside near the Monongahela Incline. EMS rescuers performed a tactical rescue operation and were able to reach and save the woman. She was not injured.

The woman said she was walking on PJ McCardle with a suitcase when she saw an unknown male who she believed was following her. She said she got scared, dropped her suitcase and jumped over the fence by the incline. She slid down the hill and got stuck in a tree.

Police recovered the suitcase and returned it to the woman. Officers drove her to a home where she was staying.

Police are investigating.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri