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Teen helps older drone pilot who fell down Mississippi River bluff

Teen helps older drone pilot who fell down Mississippi River bluff

An older drone pilot who was looking for his unmanned aircraft somehow fell down a Mississippi River bluff in Minneapolis, MN. Luckily a teenager heard his shouts for help and came to the man’s rescue.

Teen helps older drone pilot who fell down Mississippi River bluff

Frank Vascellaro writes for CBSN Minnesota that:

St. Paul resident Sam Gifford and a friend were taking senior pictures along the river near 43rd Avenue and West River Parkway South, when a shout suddenly changed their focus.

An older man, hunting for his drone, had slipped on a trail — sliding 60 feet down the embankment. Minneapolis Fire Department officials say he was about 10 feet from falling straight down into the water.

“He was just out trying to fly the drone, and things went wrong,” he said.

“I just kept him talking, making sure that he was comfortable, different things like that. Make sure that he wouldn’t slip any further,” Gifford said.

Rescue crews used a rope-pulley system to lower the man to a waiting boat below, then helped Gifford and his friend back up the steep embankment.

Teen helps older drone pilot who fell down Mississippi River bluff

You can read the entire article here.

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