Man Rescued from 250 Feet
TFD Technical Rescue Team Provides Mutual Aid to Wakulla County
July 22, 2014
At around 1:30 p.m., Wakulla County Fire Rescue was called out to a private contractor working on Talquin Electric's microwave tower located at 681 Wakulla-Arran Rd in Wakulla County. The worker began presenting with heat exhaustion symptoms while some 250 feet up the 350 foot tower and contacted his coworkers on the ground for help. Fire officials with Wakulla County Fire Rescue arrived on the scene along with an off duty Tallahassee Fire Department Lieutenant and called for mutual aid from TFD. Members of TFD's Urban Search and Rescue Team arrived at around 2:30 p.m. and climbed the tower to harness the patient in with safety gear and lower him to the ground. He was transported in good condition and great spirits to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for medical assessment. TFD and WCFR were assisted at the scene by the Wakulla County Sheriff's Department, Lifelight Tallahassee and representatives from Talquin Electric. No other injuries were reported at the scene.
Mike Bellamy, Public Information Officer, 508-0730