Main Content


Injured Woman Assisted from Roof in Reading

By JASON BATZ, Correspondent | May 13, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 052220105

Reading, PA - During the evening of Wednesday, May 13th, officers from the Reading Police Department were operating at 1538 Mineral Spring Road. During the incident, an elderly woman had suffered a compound fracture of the arm. With conditions inside the dwelling being very poor, the decision was made to remove the woman from a second-floor roof in the rear of the home. A rescue assignment was requested to assist with extrication. Firefighters arrived under the command of Deputy Chief Tom Rehr (C8) and assessed the situation. A stokes basket was used with a ladder and a quick rope system to remove the woman. EMS transported the stable patient to Reading Hospital 20 minutes later.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.