11:25 AM: A Seattle Fire “rope rescue” response is arriving at the Admiral/Stevens entrance to Schmitz Park [map]. The call is described as a man in his 30s falling down an embankment and unable to get out on his own.
11:31 AM: SFD is calling for SPD help blocking Admiral Way while the rescue continues.
11:35 AM: Firefighters told dispatchers the man is not believed to have major injuries – his main complaint so far is leg pain.
11:41 AM: SFD says the man is “directly under the bridge” – if you’ve been to Schmitz Park, you know how steep that embankment is.
11:54 AM: Added a photo as they work to lift the man out. SFD confirms to us at the scene that he has only minor injuries and will be taken to a hospital by private ambulance.
11:56 AM: He’s out, firefighters just told dispatch. … (Added above a minute later, photo from our crew.)
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