Man reportedly rescued after falling down Scarborough Bluffs escarpment

Jul 8 2020, 6:33 am

Toronto fire and paramedic crews have reportedly rescued a man who fell down the Scarborough Bluffs escarpment early this morning.

According to police, the teams responded to a call to the area around 6:30 am on Wednesday.

A man had reportedly fallen down the escarpment, hurt his leg and back, and was trapped on the bluffs.

Alongside the report, police shared an image of the signage on-site at the Scarborough Bluffs, asking people to adhere to it. The sign in the photo says that the cliff edge can suddenly collapse and, to avoid the risk of injury or death, to keep well back from the edge and not cross over the fencing.

Around 8:30 am, police followed up their initial report with news the man had been rescued, and was being assessed by paramedics.

This incident comes exactly one year and one day following another similar rescue at the Scarborough Bluffs, when fire crews were deployed as well as police and paramedic teams.

On this day last year, Toronto Fire shared that there are hefty labour and equipment resources going into rescues at the bluffs.

According to the City of Toronto, there were 16 rescue incidents at the bluffs in 2018, wherein 123 fire trucks were dispatched.

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