Minnesota Firefighters Rescue Man Trapped on Cliff Ledge

Firefighters in Saint Paul, Minnesota, carried out a technical rescue on February 2 to save a man who got stuck 100 feet above ground on a cliff.

Footage tweeted by the Saint Paul Fire Department shows its Rescue Squad 3 in action. The crew was dispatched near Wabasha Street and Shepard Road after receiving a call about a man trapped on a sheer ledge.

“The crews found there was a small piece of wire, small diameter wire, that was stretched from the top of the bluff to the location where he was stranded. Because it was so small and hard to grab onto, he wasn’t able to climb back up,” Cpt Mike Aspnes, the department’s technical rescue coordinator, told local media.

According to the same report, nobody was injured during the rescue. Credit: Saint Paul Fire Department via Storyful