Firefighters Rescue Crew Member Who Fell Into Cargo Hold

Sun-Times Media Wire
February 25, 2020 - 4:59 pm
Ship Rescue

Chicago Fire Media


A man was rescued after falling into the cargo hold of a boat on the Calumet River Tuesday on the Southeast Side.

Firefighters responded about 2 p.m. to the area near the 10600 block of South Burley Avenue for a “special rescue,” Chicago Fire Department official said. The address is near the Calumet River.

A male crew member fell 100 feet into the cargo hold but was “alert,” fire department spokesman Larry Merritt said.

The man suffered fractures and was taken to a hospital in good condition, officials said.

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