Greenwich firefighters rescue fall victim

Photo credit: Greenwich Fire Department

GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH)– A Greenwich man is currently recovering from injuries after a long fall in Greenwich early Saturday morning.

According to the fire department, crews were dispatched to the area of Buena Vista Drive for the shortly before 11:30 after receiving a call from a resident in the area stating they heard the man calling for help from the bottom of an embankment.

Firefighters tell News 8 the man fell 75-feet down a very steep embankment that leads to the Byram River. First responders requested further assistance because they didn’t have enough rope to get down the embankment.

Crews sent two firefighters down the embankment via a rope haul system to rescue the victim. Officials say the two firefighters worked to keep the victim safe while waiting for a stokes basket due to the fact there was very little land at the bottom of the embankment.

Officials don’t know what led to the fall at this time. While the victim didn’t suffer any significant injuries, his condition is not known. It is also unknown if he was treated on scene or sent to the hospital.


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