Ithaca Firefighters Remove Elderly Man Following Tumble Into Gorge
Friday, July 18, 2014
It took rescuers from the Ithaca and Danby Fire Departments nearly two hours to extricate an elderly Tompkins County man who fell into a gorge behind his home.
The man in his 70's plunged into a gorge behind his property near the 100 block of Comfort Road in the Town of Danby.
The unidentified senior suffered minor injuries as he was trying to walk out of the trail. Due to the steep terrain and bad weather conditions, rescue crews called in the Ithaca Fire Department's Rope Rescue Team to help.
The man was evaluated by paramedics on the scene, he didn't need to go to the hospital.
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