TORONTO — Toronto Fire crews undertook a high-angle rescue early Tuesday morning after a crane operator arriving to a construction site on Yonge Street in downtown Toronto discovered an unknown male inside a crane cab.
Police and fire crews were called to the scene, near Harbour Street, just after 7 a.m.
When Toronto firefighters climbed the crane, which was about 150 feet off the ground, they discovered a male who was “in crisis,” stated Toronto Fire Services Capt. Dan Vieira.
While attempting to rescue the man, a small fire was lit but was quickly put out by firefighters and no one was injured.
The man was then put into a harness and carefully lowered to the ground where he was taken into police custody.
The entire rescue wrapped up just after 9:30 a.m.