Burbank Fire Fighters responded to a reported injured person lying in the flood control channel on Alameda Ave. east of Victory Blvd. Friday afternoon.
Upon their arrival the captain of Engine 15 requested a truck company to help with removing the injured person, due to the need for special equipment, such as a hoist and a stokes basket. The man who was reported to be a 74 year-old Burbank resident, either jumped or fell into the flood control channel. The concrete-lined channel is approximately 20 feet below the street level. Burbank police are continuing their investigation to determine what happened.
The victim was transported to LA County-USC Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries, but in serious condition. The fire department’s operation was under the command of Battalion Chief Ron Barone. Burbank Police assisted with traffic in the area during the rescue.