At 1335 on March 26, 2024, the Shelton (CT) Fire Department was dispatched to Meghan Court for the rescue of a tree worker stuck in a tree approximately 40-feet up with a traumatic injury. Ground ladders were immediately placed and a rope system was configured. Shelton’s Tower 3 also ran its bucket to the worker and rescuers. Members were then able to release the worker from his harness and place him in a Stoke’s basket and into the bucket for lowering, all the while administering to his injuries. The patient was quickly transported to a local hospital, but sadly passed away due to his injuries just a few days later.

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