BEAVER FALLS (KDKA) – A man had injured his leg and been trapped under a cliff for nearly a day.
According to the Beaver Falls Fire Department, the man had fallen over a hillside and into the river near 21st Street and 5th Avenue.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 4,178 New Coronavirus Cases, 142 Additional Deaths
Just after noon on Thursday, Beaver Falls Fire Department and Rescue 84 from the New Brighton Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call for a man over a hillside.READ MORE: Remember, Reflect At Tree Of Life: Commemorating The 11 Lives Lost 3 Years Ago In Synagogue Shooting
The man had fallen over the hillside and hurt his leg and took refuge under a cliff. When he woke up on Thursday, he found himself trapped by rising water and rain.
He was hypothermic when rescuers arrived.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports Death Of COVID-19 Patient In Their 20s, 408 New Cases
Crews were able to rescue him and transport him to a local hospital.