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Anne Arundel County Special Operations team conducts successful technical rescue

Posted at 2:08 PM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 14:08:38-05

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department's special operations team sprang into action Friday after a 911 call for a man needing help off a roof.

The man fell on the roof of the Outback Steakhouse on the 7700 block of Ritchie Highway.  

When fire crews arrived they found a 55-year-old man with injuries that prevented him from getting off the roof using a ladder.  

That's when the special operations team brought in apparatus to help get the man down and to the hospital.

Truck 31, from the Brooklyn Station, was used as a hoist and rope system to lower the man from the roof.

He was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.