Crews rescue a man who slid 30 feet down an embankment in Mississauga
Published November 16, 2022 at 3:48 pm
Emergency crews rescued an injured man who slid down an embankment in Mississauga.
The 75-year-old-man was walking his dog when he lost his footing in the Mississauga Road and The Collegeway area, near the University of Toronto Mississauga campus on Tuesday (Nov. 15) around 7:30 p.m., Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services said.
“The 75 year old male went over the edge of an embankment and sustained injuries while walking his dog,” said Mississauga Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi in a tweet.
Rizzi praised the fire crews technical rope rescue skills used to retrieve the man who slid 30 feet down a hill, on a 55-degree incline.
Peel paramedics treated the man who sustained minor injuries in the incident.
This comes just one day after Mississauga Fire crews assisted Oakville firefighters in a “high-hazard” trench rescue of a buried man.
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Firefighters demonstrated technical rope rescue skills as they retrieved a patient who slid 30 feet down a hill, on a 55 degree incline. The 75 year old male went over the edge of an embankment and sustained injuries while walking his dog. @Peel_Paramedics ensured patient care. pic.twitter.com/fgprqxM6Pz
— Chief Deryn Rizzi (@derynrizzi) November 16, 2022