At around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, responded to a call for an elderly man who had become disoriented and lost in an area between his home and the beach in the 200 block of 27th Avenue NW, near the .
When fire crews arrived on the scene, they were able to locate the man over the phone. The man was approximately 1/4 of a mile down a trail that had turned into a steep embankment. The man was been able to go down the trail, but due to the terrain and heat, he was not able to get back up the trail.
Once firefighters were able to make contact with the man, paramedics evaluated him and determined that he did not have any serious injuries. Firefighters used a rope rescue system to bring the man back up the embankment to his home. The man was further evaluated by paramedics and released at the scene.
Firefighters from Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, , , as well as the Boat aided in this rescue effort.