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Adams FD Rescues Man Who Fell Down Embankment

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May 16, 2022 | NEW YORK Robert D. Simpson, Correspondent
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ELLISBURG, NY - At 8:51 P.M. on May 16th, the Adams Fire Department was dispatched with South Jefferson Ambulance to 5050 County Route 97 in the Town of Ellisburg for a report of a man having fallen down an embankment behind a house. Crews arrived to find a man unable to move against a tree 40 to 50-feet down a 100+ foot embankment. Crews descended the bank in a rainstorm and secured the victim to a stokes stretcher. Using ropes, the man was brought to the top of the bank and transferred to South Jefferson's Ambulance. The Lorraine Fire Department was requested as mutual aid for additional manpower. Adams Chief 1-0-3, Engine 1-4-1, Tanker 1-5-1 with trailer and UTV 1-7-3, Rescue 1-6-1, Squad 1-7-2, and Truck 1-8-1 responded, along with the Jefferson County Sheriff's office.

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Robert D. SimpsonCorrespondent

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