Berks

Jogger rescued after 12-15-foot fall into pipeline ditch

Man suffered non-life-threatening injuries

SPRING TWP., Pa. - A man out for a morning jog in Berks County ended up in the hospital after falling into a ditch.

The man was jogging in the 300 block of Gelsinger Road in Spring Township around 6:30 a.m. Friday when he fell 12 to 15 feet into a ditch that is part of the Mariner II East pipeline project, according to Chief Colin Hackman, Township of Spring Fire and Rescue.

Crews worked about 20 minutes to rescue the fallen jogger, using ropes, a tower truck ladder and a Stokes basket.

The victim was taken to Reading Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening leg and ankle injuries, Hackman said.


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