Watch: DCFEMS rescues woman who fell 10 feet down air well
The woman fell when the sidewalk grate beneath her collapsed
By Kerri Hatt
WASHINGTON — D.C. Fire and EMS were called to a below-grade rescue after a sidewalk grate collapsed beneath a woman who fell 10 feet into an air well in southwest D.C.
Firefighters were able to successfully rescue the woman after about 30 minutes using a pulley system and a Stokes rescue basket, WUSA9 reported.
She suffered serious injuries but is expected to be OK.
Update below grade rescue 800 block 4th Street SW. #DCsBravest successfully removed patient using pulley system & stokes rescue basket. Adult female transported serious non life threatening injuries. This took place when grate collapsed beneath victim. pic.twitter.com/tQYbxNH7dw— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) March 23, 2022
Woman falls after sidewalk grate collapses underneath her in SW DC https://t.co/P8G3b9EQe7 via @WUSA9— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) March 24, 2022