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Portland Fire performs rope rescue

HILLSDALE — On Oct. 22 at 1:08 p.m., Portland Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to a high angle rope rescue near the edge of a trail on Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard near Oregon Health & Science University.

“What we know is that there was a female that went over an embankment, about 75-80 feet,” said Lt. Rich Chatman, PF&R public information officer. “The call initiated … from Hillsboro Police, who made contact with Portland Police ... that they were doing a welfare check and they were concerned about the female, and possibly concerned about her psychological condition.

“Portland police then located the vehicle and did a little search of the area, found her over an embankment and called for Portland Fire. Portland Fire responded, sent the high angle rescue team out, and they sent two rescuers over an edge to package the patient up and bring her back up.”

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: RICH CHATMAN - The Portland Fire & Rescue Technical Team hauls a woman who fell over an embankment back to safety.

Chatman said that the woman was at least 40 years old and had fallen, and that she was alert with minor facial injuries. Her truck, a Ford, was recovered as well.