Responders finish elderly man’s attic work after rescuing him from fall

Kansas City Fire Department responders helped Ken Hargis down from the attic and finished his insulation work afterwards

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A group of responders who rescued an elderly man who fell while working in the attic stayed behind to finish his project.

FOX6 reported that the Kansas City Fire Department crew responded to a call about Ken Hargis, 71, who they found lying in pain after he fell and landed on a wooden beam while installing insulation in his attic.

The crew used a medical tarp to slide Hargis out of the attic through the ceiling cutout, and then transported him to the hospital where he was treated for a deep bone bruise on his hip.

Meanwhile, five of the responders stayed behind to finish the insulation work inside of the attic.

The responders said, “'No. This is what we do,'" Hargis said. "’We're going to finish what you've got here.'"

Hargis’s wife, Becky, expressed her gratitude for the crew.

"They were so professional and so kind. We were very impressed," she said. "We are so thankful. That was so kind of them. They just went above and beyond."


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