March 11, 2014

Elderly Man Rescued From Ravine in Town of Dryden

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The Ithaca Fire Department rescued an 85-year-old man Tuesday after he fell into a ravine behind his home in the Town of Dryden, according to an IFD press release.

Responders received a call around 11:20 a.m. regarding a man who was bleeding from the head, the release said. Firefighters discovered he had been in the ravine for some time before emergency crews were notified.

The man was found approximately 70 feet in an icy ravine, according to the press release.

Along with the Slaterville Fire and Ambulance Squad, crews took approximately an hour and a half to rescue the victim from the ravine, the release said.