Richmond Fire Department rescues intoxicated man from roof on W. Broad Street


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Crews with the Richmond Fire Department rescued a man from a roof on W. Broad Street today after discovering he was too intoxicated to climb down on his own.

According to a RFD tweet, firefighters were called to the scene at 1813 W. Broad St. around 11 a.m.

When they got there, a man was on the roof of a building, too inebriated to climb down on his own. So rather than use a ladder, crews put the man into a stokes basket and carefully lowered him down using the basket and ropes attached to the firetruck arm.

The man declined medical treatment once back on the sidewalk.

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