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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Firefighters rescue patient by river

  • Leavenworth firefighters rescued a person over the weekend who somehow had ended up over the side of embankment by the Missouri River, a Fire Department official said.
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  • Leavenworth firefighters rescued a person over the weekend who somehow had ended up over the side of embankment by the Missouri River, a Fire Department official said.
    The incident was reported at 5:10 p.m. Saturday near Riverfront Park. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Lingenfelser said the person was down a steep slope near a water intake structure used by the Leavenworth Water Department.
    Firefighters placed the victim in a litter known as a Stokes basket. And using a ladder and rope system, firefighters were able to raise the litter up the slope. The patient was turned over to Leavenworth County EMS personnel, according to Lingenfelser.
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