Woman Falls Inside Granogue Water Tower, Helicopter Rescue

Montchanin – At approximately 8:25 am this morning, July 19, 2017, New Castle County Paramedics, Wilmington and Talleyville Fire Companies, High Angle Confined Space and Rescue, Delaware State Police helicopter were dispatched to the 2000 block of Montchanin Road for a person fallen in an empty water tower, performing maintenance.

Upon Talleyville Fire Company arrival, they noted the need for further assistance due to the patient being in a water tower. All responding agencies worked together to remove the patient from the water tower. The patient was placed in a rescue basket and hoisted from the water tower by Delaware State Police helicopter. The patient, 59-year-old female, suffered injuries to her head, arm, neck and back.

The patient was transported to Wilmington Hospital via Talleyville Fire Company ambulance accompanied by New Castle County Paramedics. The patient was in serious condition at the time of transport.

New Castle County Police Department are investigating the incident.