July 17, 2019 12:35 pm

Ottawa firefighters, paramedics rescue man who fell into river after being struck by metal beam

Ottawa paramedics say a man is in serious but stable condition after being struck by a metal beam and falling to into the Ottawa River.

Ottawa paramedics say a man is in serious but stable condition after being struck by a metal beam and falling to into the Ottawa River.

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Ottawa paramedics say a man in his 40s was transported to the Ottawa Hospital trauma centre after being struck by a metal beam and falling into the Ottawa River on Wednesday.

Paramedics say the incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. near the Chaudiere Bridge. The bridge is currently closed to all traffic due to an ongoing construction project scheduled from June until August 2019.

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Water rescue and rope rescue teams from Ottawa Fire Services were dispatched to the scene for the rescue after receiving a call from paramedics for assistance. Firefighters were able to access the man via a rescue basket at the scene.

According to paramedics and fire officials, the man sustained head and rib injuries and is currently in serious but stable condition.

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