Injured woman rescued from steep slope in DC

WASHINGTON — A woman was rescued from a steep slope near Rock Creek Parkway.

It happened Friday night on the 1900 block of Calvert Street NW.

Firefighters from DC Fire and EMS rappelled down 25 feet to the injured woman.

They set up a “vortex” hauling system and used a Stokes basket, a type of stretcher, to take the woman up the slope.

The victim was transported and had injuries that are not life-threatening.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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