Crane worker rescued in downtown Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa firefighters rescued a person from a construction crane in downtown Tampa Wednesday morning.

Officials say the person had some sort of medical issue while working in the crane on East Twiggs Street. Tampa Fire Rescue was able to get the man down safely.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn says the worker was about 19 floors up, and was calm and coherent when he came down.

Buckhorn was on the scene trying to provide assistance, but gave all credit to the firefighters.

“It really is just a testimony to the skills and the courage of those men and women that serve us,” he said. “They are the best in the business. If you ever get yourself in a jam like that crane operator, that is exactly who you want coming for you is Tampa Fire Rescue.”


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