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The City of Naples Fire-Rescue and North Collier Fire-Rescue worked hours to free trapped man

Posted at 7:07 AM, Mar 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-16 07:07:16-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — The City of Naples Fire-Rescue and North Collier Fire-Rescue tirelessly worked hours to free a man’s arm that was trapped.

This happened at 475 North Road, Walker’s Marina.

According to Naples Fire Rescue, while working on a heavy-duty forklift a mechanic got his arm stuck and was elevated 30 feet in the air.

A Special Operations Team was deployed to remove the patient from the heavy machinery.

They had three physicians on-site should an on-scene amputation need to take place.

The rescue team attempted many times to use different tools to free the man, even disassembling pieces of the equipment.

It was nearly seven hours later when the Chief Officers chose to take a risky but last-ditch effort to free the patient with his arm.

An hour later rescuers were able to free his arm.

The man was treated on scene and then subsequently transported to Lee Memorial via Med Flight with a medical physician on board.

The Naples Police is now investigating and security for an OSHA review.