October 31, 2013 at 2:22 PM
Man calls 911 to report he’s trapped in a ravine
UPDATE AT 2:42 P.M.: Firefighters rescued the man by carrying him up a 15-foot embankment on a backboard. He has been taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
Department spokesman Kyle Moore said it’s unclear whether the man fell or jumped.
“He kept calling  and hanging up. We found him through the GPS on his cellphone,” Moore said.
ORIGINAL POST: Seattle police and firefighters are trying to rescue a man after he dialed 911 on his cellphone to report he had fallen down a ravine.
Fire crews were dispatched to 7000 Rainier Ave S., where BBB Used Tire is located. Nobody picked up the phone at the tire store.
Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel said the call was dispatched as a “welfare check.” Fire spokesman Kyle Moore said they dispatched their rope rescue team.
“We were trying to find him, and SPD found him first. He wasn’t making much sense, and he couldn’t tell us where he was,” Moore said.
This post will be updated when more is known.
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