• Short Summary

    A MILITARY HELICOPTER SAVED AN INJURED WORKMAN IN A DRAMATIC RESCUE FROM THE TOP OF A WATERTOWER AT FORT THOMAS IN KENTUCKY, U.

  • Description

    A MILITARY HELICOPTER SAVED AN INJURED WORKMAN IN A DRAMATIC RESCUE FROM THE TOP OF A WATERTOWER AT FORT THOMAS IN KENTUCKY, U.S.A., ON TUESDAY.

    THE WORKMAN, CURTIS MARSHALL, WAS WORKING AT THE TOP OF THE 196 FOOT (58.8 METRES) HIGH TOWER WHEN HE FELL INSIDE THE PLANT.HE DROPPED THIRTY FEET BEFORE COMING TO REST ON A LEDGE, WHERE HE LAY INJURED.

    A HELICOPTER WAS IMMEDIATELY ALERTED AT A NEARBY AIR FORCE BASE, WHILE A FIRE DEPARTMENT RESCUE SQUAD CLIMBED TO REACH THE INJURED MAN.DUE TO HIS INJURIES IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO LOWER MARSHALL FROM THE TOWER.SO THE HELICOPTER WAS MANOEUVRED INTO POSITION OVER THE INJURED MAN, WHILE HE WAS STRAPPED INTO A SLING.HE WAS THEN CARRIED BY THE HELICOPTER TO A NEARBY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GROUND WHERE DOCTORS AND AN AMBULANCE WERE WAITING.

    AFTER TREATMENT IN HOSPITAL, DOCTORS REPORTED THE LUCKY WORKMAN WAS IN A "FAIRLY GOOD" CONDITION WITH ONLY ABRASIONS AND A BROKEN ARM -- THANKS TO HIGH LEVEL TEAM-WORK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADN62HJWZMW8GJRE1LR183UKN5
    Media URN:
    VLVADN62HJWZMW8GJRE1LR183UKN5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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