Nashville Firefighters rescue man who fell down ravine while trying to urinate

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Crews with the Nashville Fire Department were called out to rescue a man who fell down a hillside, Saturday morning.

The incident happened along Gay Street under James Robertson Parkway.

Authorities on scene said the first call came in around 2:30 a.m.

Metro Police said the man, who was ‘likely intoxicated’ at the time, was walking with his friends when he decided to try urinating near the guardrail and fell down the other side of the wall.

Officials estimate the drop is about 30 to 40 feet.

Firefighters used ropes to launch paramedics and a gurney over the hillside to reach the man and pull him to safety.

Crews rescued the man just after 4:30 a.m.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The extent of his injuries is unknown.

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