One person is in hospital on Thursday after a risky recovery.
The Winnipeg Ambulance Service’s Technical Rescue Task Force flew into the sky to help a person who had climbed about 35 meters in the air.
A blue crane was deployed in the Exchange District of Winnipeg when someone climbed it and moved far over nearby industrial buildings.
Winnipeg Police and WFPS crews arrived at Waterfront Drive and James Avenue. Buckled up, a specially trained firefighter climbed onto the crane and reached the person sitting on the rungs of the crane.
“Members of the WFPS and WPS were lifted up in the WFPS ladder bucket to establish communication with the person Winnipeg says.
The union that represents the firefighters said in a tweet that it was “an extremely dangerous and unpredictable rescue carried out by members of the Winnipeg Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team”.
An extremely dangerous and unpredictable rescue carried out by members of the Technical Rescue Team of the Winnipeg Fire Department.
High rope rescue requires special training, equipment and teamwork.
Fortunately, this incident was certainly mitigated with a positive result pic.twitter.com/hyhbaU7wgM
– United Firefighters of Winnipeg (@ UFFW867) July 23, 2021
“Rescue on high angle ropes requires special training, equipment and teamwork,” says United Firefighters of Winnipeg.
Crews attached belts and ropes to the person and lowered them again. They were brought back to the ground at 7:45 p.m.
Paramedics then took her to the hospital in an unstable condition. They have since been updated to stable.