FF Use Crane To Rescue Sailor in Miami

MIAMI --

Firefighters used a crane to rescue a man who fell into a cargo ship's hold as it approached Miami on Wednesday morning.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the cargo ship was about 20 minutes off shore when those aboard called for help.

Officials said a 67-year-old man had fallen about 15 feet into a cargo hold.

When the ship arrived, firefighters used the vessel's crane to lift the man from the cargo hold and onto a stretcher. The man was transported to a hospital.

No other injuries were reported.

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