In an 'elevated rescue,' Gainesville firefighters help worker at biomass plant


Gainesville firefighters lower a worker who experienced a medical problem at the biomass plant on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of GFR)

Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 3:49 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 3:49 p.m.

Gainesville firefighters used "elevated rescue" techniques to help a worker who was experiencing a medical problem several hundred feet in the air at the biomass plant Wednesday morning.

Gainesville Fire Rescue got the 911 call at about 10 a.m. from plant personnel at the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, 11201 NW US 441, according to a GFR news release.

The patient was lowered by rope to the fully extended ladder truck and then lowered to paramedics on the ground.

The man was taken to Shands at the University of Florida for evaluation.

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