Large Group of Firefighters Respond to False High Angle Call

Pierce County Firefighters responded to a high-angle call which the caller claims he was stuck down 100 feet of the 300 foot cliff on the west end of Cascadia Boulevard in Tahaleh, Washington.

The reporting party had called 9-1-1 to report his demise.

Firefighters arrived on-scene around 1820 hours PDT on Saturday evening and searched for about 90 minutes and were unable to locate the subject.

Resources included firefighters and a Pierce County Rescue team.  Fire Agencies represented were East Pierce Fire, Central Pierce, Pierce County Fire District #18 and Gig Harbor Fire Department.

The subject  was never in this area but was in Puyallup, some distance away.  This should make for very interesting contact with Police and something no one should ever do.  Calling 9-1-1 is for life or death emergencies.

This took all of these resources out-of-service and the inability for them to respond to a “real” emergency.

 

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