Who ya gonna call when you've got two Army paratroopers stuck in trees? Firefighters from nearby Lacey, Pierce County, responded Thursday...
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD — Who ya gonna call when you’ve got two Army paratroopers stuck in trees?
Firefighters from nearby Lacey, Pierce County, responded Thursday with a tall ladder truck. They’re part of the Thurston County Special Operations Rescue Team, which trains for such things as tree rescues.
Battalion Chief Steve Crimmins said the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fire Department brought down one paratrooper before his crew got there. The other was stuck higher in a different tree and Lacey firefighters used their tall ladder for that rescue.
Crimmins says Lewis-McChord fire personnel reported that the paratroopers were participating in a routine training jump when they encountered wind that blew them into the trees.
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Lewis-McChord spokesman Joe Piek confirmed that no one was hurt.
He added that the base is “just very thankful” to the Thurston County fire crew.