WOODLAND HILLS—An adult male was injured after he fell down a vertical concrete wall of the Calabasas Creek flood control channel on Tuesday, February 25.
At approximately 10:00 p.m. in the vicinity of 23422 W Los Encinos Way, the victim was reported stranded and injured after he reportedly fell approximately 20 feet down into the mostly dry Calabasas Creek flood control channel.
The Los Angeles Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue Team arrived at the scene to ensure a safe and swift operation. The area where the victim fell is situated behind homes and does not allow the use of an aerial ladder truck in a crane-like fashion.
Once the victim was treated by firefighters and paramedics for injuries sustained to his leg, he was placed into a litter basket stretcher and manually hoisted via a ladder and rope system to ground level. A LAFD ambulance was waiting, which transported him to a trauma center nearby in serious condition.
The name and age of the victim has not been released to the public. Officials are investigating what led to the victim falling.