FRANKFORT CENTER, N.Y. ---A Frankfort-Center man is lucky to be in good health after being rescued from a ravine near his home in Frankfort Center.
On Sunday fire crews were called to Center Road for reports of a man being stuck in a Ravine about 200 yards off of the roadway. Using his cellphone, the man was able to call 911.
Because of the man's location, crews divided up into two groups to try and get to the man from different sides of the ravine. Frankfort-Center Fire Chief Fred Distefano said the ravine was about 100 feet deep. Ilion Fire Department's Technical Rescue team was then called to the scene as well as New York State fire to help.
Fire crews were able to continue talking to the man over the phone, guiding them to his location. Once crews located the man, Distefano said crews were able to rappel down to him and lift him out of the ravine using a harness.
Distefano said the man was in the water in the ravine for about two hours, but was able to walk himself to a nearby ambulance for treatment once rescued.
He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. It's unclear how the man ended up in the ravine.