Bridge Rescue

June 9, 2016
At 11:03am The Kingsport Fire Department (KFD) was dispatched to investigate a call of a person on the arch under the Hammond Bridge on Ft Henry Dr. On arrival a person was located and appeared to be unconscious. The south bound lanes of Ft Henry Dr. were closed by the Kingsport Police as the KFD and Kingsport Life Saving Crew (KLSC) personnel set up for a technical rescue. KLSC also deployed a boat in the Holston River.
KFD Firefighters were able to rapell down to the man. The man was harnessed and pulled to safety. He was transported to the hospital by Sullivan County EMS