Lower Frederick Volunteers, Troopers Rescue Man
SCHWENKSVILLE PA – Pennsylvania State Police and volunteer members of the Lower Frederick Fire Company helped rescue a 35-year-old Schwenksville man Monday (June 21, 2021) at about 2 p.m. after he fell from a balcony at his home in the 2100 block of Forest Lane in Schwenksville, the state’s Troop K Barracks in Skippack reported.
The man, who was not identified by name, was being visited by troopers at the time. They arrived to check on his well-being following a report from a third party that he had made “some concerning statements.” Troopers made contact with the man, and tried to encourage him to peacefully exit the home, but they said he refused and began “causing a disturbance on the balcony of his residence.”
During the incident, troopers said he “partially fell from the balcony and became entangled in a railing.”
The fire company was called to assist, and its responders and the troopers safely extricated the man, according to a Troop K public information release distributed Tuesday (June 22). He was “transported to (a) hospital for his injuries, and a mental health evaluation,” it added.
Photo from the Lower Frederick Fire Company Facebook page