Crews rescue a man who slid 30 feet down an embankment in Mississauga

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Published November 16, 2022 at 3:48 pm

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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.

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“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.

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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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