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Fort Worth Fire Department Rescues Man from Drain Culvert

Photo courtesy of Glen E. Ellman/FWFD

In a late Sunday evening incident, the Fort Worth Fire Department responded to a distress call for a low angle rescue around 8:45pm. The incident was reported to have occurred at the intersection of Santana Drive and Tolleson Street on the far west side of Fort Worth.

Photo courtesy of Glen E. Ellman/FWFD

Upon arriving at the scene, emergency crews discovered a male who had fallen approximately 15-20 feet down a drain culvert that had been covered with a piece of plywood. The first responders quickly descended into the trench using an extension ladder to provide immediate medical attention to the individual.

The Fort Worth Fire Department's technical rescue team (TRT) had been dispatched from the outset, and upon their arrival, they established a haul system utilizing Truck 1. A stokes basket was then lowered into the culvert to safely extract the injured party. Once above ground, the patient received further medical care before being transported to a local hospital.

Remarkably, the patient is reported to be in stable condition following the incident. It's worth noting that the individual was equipped with a firefighter's helmet during the rescue operation to prevent any additional injuries, although he was not a firefighter himself.

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