SFD first responders gathered at the base of a crane at Terminal 7A on Harbor Island to rescue a crane operator who they believed had suffered a cardiac episode. It turned out to be dehydration and heat exhaustion.
UPDATE: Crane operator did not suffer cardiac event
Firefighters and paramedics responded to the Port of Seattle's terminals (near Terminal 7A) at 4:40 p.m. on July 2 to aid a crane operator who reportedly suffered a cardiac event while in the crane's cab.
Upon evaluating the patient, it was determined he had not suffered a cardiac event (as originally reported by SFD) but was rather suffering from dehydration and heat exhaustion.
News helicopters were hovering over the scene as the rescue operation proceeded. The patient was lowered 140 ft. to the ground by Seattle Fire's tech rescue team.
This story will be updated.
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