Man Rescued From Cliff in New Castle After Getting Tangled In Climbing Equipment

  • Source: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
  • Published: 05/14/2018 06:26 AM

A firefighter rappelled about 200 feet down a cliff in New Castle to rescue a man who was tangled in his climbing equipment on Sunday. The New Castle Fire Department was called to an area near El-Rio Beach just before 7 p.m. A 23-year-old man from Youngstown had been climbing up a cliffside and got about 40 feet above the ground when his equipment got tangled. He was unable to get back down. Officials say the man nearly fell a few times, but he was able to get to a ledge and wait for rescuers to get to him. Firefighter Marco Bulisco rappelled more than 200 feet down the cliff to reach him. It took a little more than an hour to rescue him.


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