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This man’s pit stop ended in a 20-foot fall and a trip to the hospital

The man had to be lifted out using ropes attached to a fire truck ladder, which took about an hour and a half.
The man had to be lifted out using ropes attached to a fire truck ladder, which took about an hour and a half. Olympia Fire Department

A man was rescued early Thursday after falling 20 feet down an embankment near Harrison Avenue.

Crews from Olympia Fire Department responded shortly after 2:30 a.m. to the 3200 block of Harrison Avenue Northwest. The man had gone through an opening in a fence along the edge of a parking lot.

“The individual was relieving himself and slipped and fell down a 20-foot rock wall,” said Todd Carson, the on-duty battalion chief.

The man’s hip was injured and he was lifted out using ropes attached to a fire truck ladder, which took about an hour and a half. He was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, Carson said.

Abby Spegman: 360-704-6869, @AbbySpegman

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