Owen Sound firefighters performed a rope rescue on rocky slope out by the Bayshore Monday night.
Fire Chief Doug Barfoot says it happened at about 9 Monday night on 3rd Avenue East across the road from the Bayshore Community Centre.
"There's a rock face there. There was a patient lying on that rock...along the edge of the rock."
Barfoot says he doesn't know the circumstances of how they came to be there.
He says paramedics needed to somehow put the patient into a Stokes Basket and carry them out. (A Stokes Basket is the commonly seen, often orange backboard that has a curved edge, allowing a patient to be strapped in and carried by handles on the sides).
He says firefighters stabilized the basket with ropes so the patient could be carefully carried down the rocky, slippery terrain to a waiting ambulance.
Above that rocky slope is Timber McArthur Park off of 5th Avenue East.
Earlier this evening @IAFF531 responded to the area of the Bayshore arena on 3rd ave east for a rope rescue. The patient was attended to by EMS and lowered from the rock face down a steep slope in a rescue basket. #morethanfire #teamwork pic.twitter.com/MB6x9bJPOz— Owen Sound FF L531 (@IAFF531) March 17, 2020