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Tour bus passenger rescued after falling down highway embankment in Carbon County

A passenger of a disabled tour bus had to be rescued Sunday morning after falling down a steep embankment along the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The incident began just after 8 a.m. when the bus had mechanical difficulties in the north bound lanes of the Northeast Extension at mile marker 80.6.

Crews at the scene say one of the passengers got off the bus and then fell down an embankment of 25 to 50 feet.

Franklin Township fire fighters using steep terrain rescue gear brought the victim back to the roadway.

Lehighton paramedics treated the victim at the scene. The person's condition is not known.


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