AL Firefighters Pull Unconscious Man from Creek

Firefighters rescued an unconscious 75-year-old man from a creek bed yesterday in Hoover, Alabama.

The man apparently fell about 20 feet onto a rock creekbed, according to a report on al.com (http://bit.ly/14t913R). The man was reportedly in serious to critical condition at an area hospital after being rescued by the Hoover Fire Department’s technical rescue team.

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For more on firefighter response to technical rescue situations, consider UNUSUAL TOOLS FOR UNUSUAL RESCUE CALLS, LOCAL RESOURCES NOT ENOUGH FOR TOWER RESCUE, and Victim Removal from a Swimming Pool.

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