HILLSDALE – Emergency responders rescued a man who fell down an embankment at the dead end of Magnolia Avenue on Feb. 18, and who was found lying face down in water by responding officers at 1:25 a.m. that day, Hillsdale Police Detective William Diedtrich told Pascack Press.
With help from Westwood police, officers climbed down to assist the man and determined he had suffered a head injury and needed to be removed, Diedtrich said. They requested help from the Hillsdale Fire Department, he said.
Volunteer fire department members arrived and descended the embankment to assist in the rescue, Diedtrich said.
“Using a stokes basket and ropes, the fire department was able to safely move the patient back to the street where he was placed in a waiting ambulance,” Diedtrich said. “The patient was subsequently brought to a waiting medical helicopter and transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment.”
“Thanks to the great teamwork of the Hillsdale Fire Department, the Hillsdale Police Department and our mutual aid partners in Westwood, this incident had a successful resolution,” Hillsdale Fire Chief Patrick Doody said in a statement.
Diedtrich said the Borough of Hillsdale would like to thank the Westwood Police Department, Westwood Fire Department, Westwood Ambulance Corps and the Paramedics from Hackensack University Medical Center for their assistance in this incident.