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Dangling college student rescued
Updated On: Jun 13, 2009

Dangling college student rescued

Firefighters help when rappel goes wrong
Friday, April 18, 2008
By News Staff Reporter Art Aisner
 

Ann Arbor firefighters rescued a college student who got stuck while rappelling from the roof of a fraternity house near the University of Michigan campus Thursday night, officials said.

Firefighters responded to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house at 1601 Washtenaw Ave. around 11:30 p.m. and found the man dangling between the third- and second-story roofs, Battalion Chief Kevin Cook said.

The contraption the man was using to rappel to the ground jammed and he could not get up or down safely, Cook said.

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Firefighters used a ladder truck to reach the man, described in reports only as a college student, and cut the rope. He was not injured.

 

By News Staff Reporter Art Aisner

Ann Arbor Firefighters Local 693
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