ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca Fire Department’s Rope Rescue Team was once again dispatched to 30-foot Dam, near Giles Street, for a rescue operation. Tompkins County 911 dispatchers received the call Sunday evening, with both the Rope Rescue Team and Bangs Ambulance Paramedics responding.
The swimmer, who injured herself while jumping off a rock platform, was rescued by IFD personnel and the paramedics rappelling down to the platform. After the paramedics splinted the woman’s injured ankle, IFD tied the women to a harness and hauled her up the ravine in a rescue basket. The woman was transported to a local hospital by Bangs.
This is the fourth time that the Rope Rescue Team has reported to this area, said IFD through a press release. Stating that they have been busy so far this season, the Rope Rescue Team was also dispatched near Coddington Street and Lake Street on two other occasions.
IFD stressed again that even though they regularly train for such operations, they urge residents to use common sense and only hike and swim in approved locations.