Man rescued from 30 foot hole in NE Portland

Man rescued from 30 foot hole in NE Portland.
Man rescued from 30 foot hole in NE Portland.(Portland Fire & Rescue)
Published: May. 15, 2023 at 3:24 PM PDT
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – Portland Fire and Rescue says a construction worker is in the hospital after falling roughly 30 feet down an excavated hole on Monday.

Crews responded to the Madison South Neighborhood in NE Portland where PF&R was able to make contact with the man. According to officials, the man appeared to have head trauma based on his behavior.

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A technical rescue team began devising a plan to reach the man, and after testing the air for safety, a plan was put in place to use a rope rescue system.

Once harnesses were lowered, the team began coaching the man on how to safely attach them to himself.

According to PF&R, less than 30 minutes after the fall, the man was rescued and on the way to the hospital.