2 Men Rescued From Side Of Mount Washington

Locator map with the Mount Washington neighbor...

Locator map with the Mount Washington neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania highlighted. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  The incline costs $2.50 each way.   The fee for a mountain rescue is $750.00.

Pittsburgh emergency crews safely rescued two people who were stranded on Mount Washington between the Wabash Tunnel and the Monongahela Incline after they attempted to climb down on foot.

The rescue attempt began around 3:45 p.m.  Both men were safely brought to the bottom of the 600-foot incline by 6 p.m.

“We just thought there was a shortcut,” said one of the men, whose name has not yet been released.  “We almost made it to the bottom, but then there was a 30-foot drop.  That’s not real easy to jump down.”

The other man suffered an ankle injury but declined transportation to the hospital.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/2-men-rescued-from-side-of-mount-washington-697101/#ixzz2aIdMI8aW