Flagler County

Cell tower contractor rescued after falling 120 feet from water tower

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A cell tower contractor was rescued Tuesday after falling 120 feet from atop a water tower in Flagler County.

Officials said the Flagler County Fire Rescue Technical Rescue Team rescued the man, who was transported to Halifax Health in Daytona Beach as a trauma alert. His current condition is unknown.


“Crews worked in such an efficient, quick, and calm manner,” said Battalion Chief Brady Barry, who was at the scene. “The rescue operation ran smoothly with clear communication amongst the crews.”

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Flagler County Fire Rescue operates a Technical Rescue Team (TRT) that comprises 32 members. The technical rescue team is in place for complex rescues, natural disasters, and extrications.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the crews and their abilities to utilize their training to bring the patient to safety,” said Fire Chief Michael Tucker in a statement. “These guys and gals never cease to amaze me.”

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.