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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Firefighters Rescue a Man from Electrical Tower

April 27, 2017

On Thursday, April 27, 2017 the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) responded to a call received from the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) reporting a man on an electrical tower in the 5400 block of Jourdan Road at approximately 9:42 a.m. The man was said to have scaled a ten-story tower and refused to come down.  After about seven hours, firefighters of the Special Operations Division and members of the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services (NOEMS) were able to use an aerial ladder truck and high angle rescue techniques to lower the man to safety.  The man was transported to a hospital.



Call Received:                 9:42 a.m.

Dispatched:                     9:42 a.m.

Arrival:                             9:50 a.m.

NOFD Units:                    6

NOFD Personnel:           17

Under Control:                4:10 p.m.

Injuries:          None Reported

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