106.7 The Fan All News 99.1 WNEW CBS Sports Radio 1580

Anne Arundel Firefighters Perform 200-Foot Rope Rescue

View Comments
Firefighters perform high angle rope rescue after a man tumbled 200 feet down a steep slope behind a home. (Credit: Anne Arundel County Fire Department)

Firefighters perform high angle rope rescue after a man tumbled 200 feet down a steep slope behind a home. (Credit: Anne Arundel County Fire Department)

Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

ARNOLD, Md. — Fire officials say a 69-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries when he tumbled 200 feet down a steep slope behind an Arnold home.

Anne Arundel County Fire Department personnel used a rescue basket, ropes and a hauling system to pull the man to safety after the fall on Friday afternoon. He was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore with serious injuries.

The department says the man fell from a tram while descending the 300-foot hill, which leads to the waterfront.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Follow WNEW on Twitter.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,626 other followers