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Video: Firefighter knocked off ladder by snowdrift

The firefighter somehow avoided injury when a large pile of snow fell on him during a rescue attempt

By FireRescue1 Staff

MOSCOW — A Russian firefighter attempting to rescue a toddler from an apartment window was knocked back when a huge pile of snow on the roof above him let go.

The firefighter is somehow able to catch himself before tumbling the entire length of the tower ladder. According to the BBC, the firefighter was not injured in the fall.

Fellow firefighters came to his aid with one firefighter continuing up to rescue the child from the window.

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Rick Wennerstrom Rick Wennerstrom Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:30:34 AM Thank goodness the snow dumped before he had the kid in his arms. Glad the ff was not injured too but I imagine he had a very sore neck and/or back the next day. Hazard identification is so important, no matter what we do.
John Hodges John Hodges Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:39:07 AM WOW!
Brian Oppelt Sr. Brian Oppelt Sr. Thursday, January 17, 2013 10:27:13 AM Just one more thing we have to look out for during winter operations....gald everyone is 10-4.
Mary Colleen Cioffi-Sokerka Mary Colleen Cioffi-Sokerka Thursday, January 17, 2013 10:27:34 AM they all are such heros.
Octavio Quinones Octavio Quinones Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:32:37 AM Glad I live in FL.
Brian Matzen Brian Matzen Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:47:59 AM Wow... Very lucky!
Miguel Hernandez Miguel Hernandez Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:55:53 PM I can bet my soul if the snow bea him after grab the kid, he never let him go. but thanks god bot are fine.

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