Injured worker rescued at Port Tampa Bay

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An injured worker at Port Tampa Bay had to be rescued from 50 feet in the air.

Tampa Fire Rescue received a medical emergency call on Wednesday around 11 p.m. The male worker was working in a cargo area in a barge moored at the port.

When firefighters arrived, they used a crane and rigging equipment to lower the 18-year-old down 50 feet to treat him.

The patient was transported to Tampa General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It’s unclear what events led up to his injury.