Tulsa man rescued from ravine

Tuesday, May 14th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A dramatic rescue of a man who fell into a ravine early Tuesday morning.

Tulsa Police were called to the Riviera West Apartments, near 48th and Jackson, around three o'clock Tuesday morning. A resident says they heard a man yelling for help. Officers checking out the scene found the man, and found themselves in the middle of a rescue.

Tulsa Police officer Steven Sanders, " We heard a man yelling at the bottom of a ravine about 80 feet down. We made contact with him. He stated he had some bad chicken to eat, he went down and couldn't get back up the hill."

EMSA and the Tulsa Fire Department were called to help get the man back to the top. They used ropes, and a crate.

The man was taken to a local hospital to be checked for food poisoning.