WINNIPEG – Rescue workers in Winnipeg rescued a person who climbed onto a construction crane in downtown Winnipeg.
The city said the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) had been called to Waterfront Drive and James Avenue on Thursday evening.
One person had climbed a crane in the area, which was estimated to be 35 meters high.
“Members of the WFPS and the WPS were pulled up in the WFPS turntable ladder bucket to establish communication with the person,” said the city in a press release.
“In the meantime, members of the WFPS Technical Rescue Task Force, equipped with special safety ropes and rescue equipment, boarded the crane.”
The city announced that rescuers could speak to the person who was tied to a harness with ropes. More than an hour after the emergency call, the city announced that rescue workers had dropped the person on the ground.
Paramedics took the person to the hospital in an unstable condition. They were later brought into a stable condition.