Photo: Menlo Fire rescues man from freeway billboard

  • Source: In Menlo
  • Published: 09/09/2019 12:00 AM

Menlo Fire Truck 2 responded to a ladder request from the East Palo Alto Police Department to assist a man who was on an elevated freeway billboard sign along Highway 101. The man, in his 30’s, said he was throwing things from the catwalk to “get someone’s attention” but now wanted to come down as he was feeling weak and dizzy. Truck 2 was positioned as a make-shift “crane” in order to use the 108-foot aerial ladder to lift the man from the catwalk. The truck operator carefully moved the aerial ladder over an empty parking stall so it could be swung into the best position for the man to be lowered and placed on an ambulance gurney for transport to the hospital.


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