Elderly man, employee fall down hillside near Pittsburgh care home

Published On: Jun 24 2013 06:58:13 AM HST

Two people, including an elderly man, fell at least 20 feet down a steep hillside near a nursing home on Friday afternoon.

A tweet from Allegheny County's official Twitter account said both people were alert after falling in the 4000 block of Ohio River Boulevard.

The county described one of the people as an "employee," but did not specify where. The Shady Rest Personal Care Home is located nearby.

Paramedics said the elderly man was lucky to be alive because there is rebar sticking out along the hillside.

A nurse said the man disappeared about 1:30 p.m., but paramedics said they didn't get a call until 4:30 p.m.


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