Fort Lauderdale Firefighters Rescue Man From Bridge Ledge

Man was in danger of falling off 125-foot bridge: Officials

Friday, Mar 1, 2013  |  Updated 1:18 PM EDT
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911 Call Released in Fatal Dangling Box Truck Crash

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue workers performed a dramatic rescue of a man who was in danger of falling off the 17th Street Bridge Thursday.

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RAW VIDEO: Firefighters Pull Driver From Dangling Truck

Video shows firefighters pull the driver of a box truck that was dangling over a highway overpass in Fort Lauderdale to safety.

Dangling Box Truck Pulled Onto South Florida Highway Overpass

One person was killed and another hospitalized after the box truck they were in crashed and was left dangling off the side of a South Florida highway overpass early Wednesday. NBC 6 reporter Betty Yu has the latest details.
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Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue workers performed a dramatic rescue of a man who was in danger of falling off the 17th Street Bridge Thursday.

Authorities received a call around 10:40 a.m. that the man was on a sloped ledge that was about 125 feet above the Intracoastal Waterway and in danger of falling off.

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Firefighter Rolando Busto, a member of the Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team, rappelled down to the man and was able to hoist him up to an observation platform above.

Officials said the man had slipped and fallen onto the ledge from the observation deck.

It was the second technical rescue in the past month for Fort Lauderdale firefighters, after they performed a rescue of man who was inside a box truck that was left dangling off an I-95 overpass.

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