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Rescuers pull injured man from Ashland quarry
Jun, 11 2012
(Ashland) -- Rescue crews worked for about 2 1/2 hours to pull a 20-year-old man through the woods after he fell and injured himself at an Ashland quarry.
Ashland Fire Lt. David Iarussi said three men were walking or hiking at the Aggregate Industries quarry on Spring Street when one of them fell 15 to 20 feet and landed on rocks.
Because of the harsh terrain there, it took rescue crews until about 5:20 before the man was finally loaded into an ambulance and taken to MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham.
Iaruusi said the man was unconscious after the fall and had some cuts on his leg.
The Technical Rescue Team from Fire District 14 carried out the rescue, which required the man to be loaded on to a stretcher and pulled up a steep incline with tow lines, before firefighters carried him about 500 feet through the woods to an Olive Street Home, where an ambulance was waiting.
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