Pittsburgh Bureaus of EMS (Rescue 2/Medic 3), Fire (27 Engine) and Police (Zone 3) responded to a call for an elderly male who had fallen about 20 feet down a hillside while walking in the 600 block of Olympia Road at around 5:45 p.m.
When first responders arrived on scene they observed the male, in his 80's, clinging to a tree in a steep, wooded area. He was alert and conscious.
Medics from EMS Rescue 2 devised a rope and pulley system to hoist him up the hill in a stokes basket to a waiting stretcher.
The male was evaluated on scene by Medic 3 and had no serious injuries. He was ambulatory and refused transport to the hospital, but was cleared by a physician before he returned home with family.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.