Charlotte Firefighters were called out to Texland Blvd. yesterday morning for a terrifying situation.
A man was being held over 50 feet in the air by his coworkers who did not have the strength to pull him back up and knew they would soon lose their grip.
Within 20 minutes of Charlotte Fire arriving on the scene, they were able to attach a longer harness onto the man and winch him down with the help of their ladder:
High Angle Rescue; 500 block of Texland Dr; Medical Emergency on Billboard; Station 20 area; Rescue 10 lowering patient to MEDIC pic.twitter.com/Zebe715yLm
— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) October 2, 2017
The man was quickly transported to a local hospital for to be checked out, according to Charlotte Fire.
This was the second high-altitude rescue Charlotte Fire has performed in the past week – the first one was over 130 feet up:
CFD completes Successful high angle rescue from 130' cell tower;11:40 pm pic.twitter.com/4sROop8BvH
— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) September 29, 2017