Man rescued after falling from ledge near lake

Emergency workers lift the patient from below the cliffs edge.
Emergency workers lift the patient from below the cliffs edge.

Fort Worth firefighters rescued a man early Sunday evening after he used his cellular phone to report that he had fallen about eight feet from a ledge near the south shore of Lake Worth on Heron Drive.

The man was identified as Jeffrey Curry, 25, of White Settlement, according to a report from the Fort Worth Police Department.

Firefighters got the call at about 5 p.m. Sunday, said Lt. Carol Jones, Fort Worth Fire Department spokeswoman. The press release said firefighters learned the man had used his own cellular phone to call 911.

“Initial information indicated that a man had been walking his dog when he lost his footing and fell approximately eight feet down the side of a cliff in a wooded area off Heron Drive,” Jones said in a news release.

Six FWFD units responded, including three trained in technical rescues, Jones said. They subsequently found the man, who had fallen off the cliff landing on his back.

“They quickly evaluated the patient’s condition, stabilized his injuries and used a Stokes basket to move him,” Jones said.

The patient was taken by MedStar to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, according to the police report.

The extent of Curry’s injuries was unknown and no further information was available.