UPDATE: Seattle Fire rescues man after steep fall at Schmitz Park

(Added: WSB photo)

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.

(Added: WSB photo)

11:56 AM: He’s out, firefighters just told dispatch. … (Added above a minute later, photo from our crew.)

6 Replies to "UPDATE: Seattle Fire rescues man after steep fall at Schmitz Park"

  • valvashon October 26, 2021 (11:33 am)

    Just saw two Medic One units go by along with the Heavy Rescue truck and two supervisor vehicles.  Maybe more than one person?

    • WSB October 26, 2021 (11:33 am)

      No, just one. Medic 44 is the supervisor that often also responds to major callouts.

  • Mj October 26, 2021 (11:36 am)

    Wow, I literally just heard the response vehicles and you have already identified the reason.Thank you

  • T Rex October 26, 2021 (12:47 pm)


  • Cp October 26, 2021 (1:13 pm)

    How did the person get in that situation in the first place?

  • Silver October 26, 2021 (1:29 pm)

    Great coverage! Thanks for the pics!

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