Paramedics, firefighters cooperate to rescue man who fell down slope under Alexandra Bridge

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Paramedics, firefighters cooperate to rescue man who fell down slope under Alexandra Bridge
A water rescue team was launched from the Hull Marina to transport the patient from underneath the Alexandra Bridge to an ambulance waiting at the Ottawa Rowing Club.
A water rescue team was launched from the Hull Marina to transport the patient from underneath the Alexandra Bridge to an ambulance waiting at the Ottawa Rowing Club. Photo by Ottawa Fire Services /Twitter

Ottawa firefighters and paramedics have rescued a man after he fell down a slope while walking under the Alexandra Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

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The location of the incident made for a tricky rescue. Paramedics asked for Ottawa Fire Services’ water rescue team to assist after receiving a call that the man, 48, had fallen and was injured.

Tactical paramedics rappelled down the bridge to assess the man, who had sustained leg, facial and possible head injuries.

The man was moved onto a stretcher and was handed over to the medics and firefighters in a rescue boat that had been launched from the Hull Marina in Gatineau.

At 4: 37 p.m., the water rescue boat transported the man to an ambulance waiting at the Ottawa Rowing Club on Lady Grey Drive in Ottawa.

Paramedics say the man was in stable condition and was transported to the hospital trauma centre as a precaution.

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