At 12:57 p.m., on September 30, 2022, the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) received a call for a female hanging off the overpass on Taylor Street over Circle Drive. Dispatched were one fire engine, one ladder truck, one rescue unit and the Battalion Chief. First arriving crew at 1:01 p.m. reported a female hanging over the freeway requiring rescue. Incoming fire crews were assigned their duties on their arrival. At 1:05 p.m., the ladder truck, SFD's Ladder 8 set up and got in position to rescue the female. A firefighter entered the area and was secured to the chain link fence to reduce the risk of the female falling . Police on scene stopped traffic to create a safe working space for the fire crews and motorists. Firefighters maintained verbal contact with the female while a firefighter was secured in the basket of the ladder truck and got positioned close to the female. When the female attempted to move away from the ladder truck, the firefighter secured to the fence pinned himself and the female to the chain link so the ladder truck could position under them and bring the female into the bucket.
The female was brought down safely to the ground without incident at 1:11 p.m. The scene and the female were turned over to the Saskatoon Police Service. Our partners at City of Saskatoon were notified that firefighters had cut the chain link fence to allow access. Repairs to the fence will be followed up.
No injuries to the female, motorists, firefighters or police occurred as a result of this rescue.