Emergency crews rescue woman who fell 40 feet from retaining wall in Pittsburgh

  • Source: WPXI-TV NBC 11 Pittsburgh
  • Published: 06/09/2024 01:52 PM

PHOTO: A woman was rescued after falling from a retaining wall and onto a hillside in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Public Safety said police officers, firefighters, medics and emergency management were called to the area of Frank Kurto Park and Bigelow Blvd at around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Workers from the Audi Dealership on Liberty Avenue in the Strip District said they heard someone screaming from a hillside near their business. Investigators say a woman in her 30s was sitting on a concrete retaining wall and fell off. They believe she fell around 40 feet. Two police officers and three medics used a rope to descend down the hill and get to the woman. She was then hoisted to safety in a Stokes basket. Firefighters used a truck to help raise her up. She was taken to a hospital in stable condition. It is unknown how long the woman was on the hill before help was called.


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