NEW CASTLE (KDKA) — A firefighter rappelled about 200 feet down a cliff in New Castle to rescue a man who was tangled in his climbing equipment on Sunday.
The New Castle Fire Department was called to an area near El-Rio Beach just before 7 p.m.
A 23-year-old man from Youngstown had been climbing up a cliffside and got about 40 feet above the ground when his equipment got tangled. He was unable to get back down.
Officials say the man nearly fell a few times, but he was able to get to a ledge and wait for rescuers to get to him.
Firefighter Marco Bulisco rappelled more than 200 feet down the cliff to reach him. It took a little more than an hour to rescue him.
The rescued man was checked out by medics, but refused to be taken to the hospital.