ITHACA, N.Y. —The Ithaca Fire Department was called to rescue an injured man at 30 Foot Dam, near Giles Street on Sunday afternoon.
The Rope Rescue Team and Bangs Ambulance Paramedics arrived at the scene and rescued the man who hurt his shoulder after jumping 40 feet into the water.
The paramedics and IFD personnel hiked down the trail and used a rescue basket to carry the man off the ravine using a rope system. Once rescued, the man was taken into the hospital for treatment by the paramedics.
This is the fifth time this month that IFD’s Rope Rescue Team was dispatched, said IFD in a press release. The other incidents included firefighters attending to two other individuals with ankle injures upon jumping or falling near the dam, and other calls from help from Coddington Road and Lake Street.
While noting IFD regularly trains for such rescue operations, the press release urged residents to refrain from hiking and swimming in restricted locations.