Man injured in fall aboard ship docked in Portland

  • Sat Mar 29th, 2014 5:52pm
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Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Fire &Rescue says a man was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with a head injury suffered in a fall aboard a large ship.

The department says its technical rescue team responded to the shipyards Saturday afternoon because it was believed a high-angle rope system would be needed for the rescue.

But that wasn’t necessary. The man was able to make it to the deck, where a crane was used to hoist him to the ground and an awaiting ambulance.

The injured man’s name has not been released.