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Fire Department Performs Vertical Rescue

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Posted at 5:38 PM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 18:38:40-04

Members of the Murfreesboro Fire Department dealt with a tough rescue.

An injured construction worker was lying 25 feet down in a concrete tank structure at the water treatment plant in the 2000 block of Blanton Drive..

Just before 2 p.m. Thursday, crews climbed into the reservoir, got the man into a basket, and used a crane onsite to raise him out.

A firefighter, identified as Charles Powell, was harnessed to the basket during the rescue.