Police, fire crews rescue an elderly man from a bluff in Morgan County
MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Police responded to an elderly man who fell into a bluff in Morgan County.
According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, multiple agencies responded to Peach Orchard near Priceville where the man fell in a steep bluff. Deputies say multiple fire and rescue crews worked to secure the man.
According to the Morgan County Rescue Squad, the man fell while on his riding lawnmower close to the edge of a cliff sometime on Monday. He was not found until Tuesday morning.
Agencies on the scene were able to repel down the cliff in order to find the man and examine his injuries. They then put him in a basket tied to ropes and pulleys to bring him back up the cliff.
The Morgan County Rescue Squad reports the man was taken to a local hospital and is doing fine.
Multiple agencies have responded to rescue call off of Peach Orchard near Priceville to reports of an elderly gentleman falling down a steep bluff. Multiple Fire & Rescue teams actively working to secure the individual. Use caution in area due to emergency vehicles. pic.twitter.com/VLpfbvCMf7— Morgan County Sheriff's Office (@morgan_sheriff) June 15, 2021
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