Firefighters rescue woman from creek Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Oct 4, 2012 at 9:18 am
Firefighters from Palo Alto and Menlo Park worked together Wednesday evening to rescue a 56-year-old woman who had fallen 40 feet into a dry creek, according to Palo Alto Fire Battalion Chief Chris Woodard.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 4, 2012, 8:33 AM
Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2012 at 9:18 am
I am so pleased this woman was rescued in a timely manner and hope she recovers completely.
I am more interested in knowing how this happened. Was she somewhere she shouldn't be, was she intoxicated or impaired in some way? Is there a fence or something to prevent this sort of thing from occuring again?
Posted by Tyler Hanley, online editor of Palo Alto Online, on Oct 4, 2012 at 10:27 am Tyler Hanley is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Alan: Likely what you saw on Forest was part of the 19th Annual Peninsula Firefighters Burn Relay. The relay started at Moffett Field and is headed to San Francisco, with a stop at Palo Alto City Hall. Here's a link for more information about the relay: Web Link
Posted by Anon., a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2012 at 3:23 pm
> Sometimes people just fall, but we all sure want it to be more interesting than that don't we ;)
Normally people do not walk anywhere close enough to the creek that they would be able to fall in even if they did trip. So the question is was this woman doing something other than just walking along the sidewalk? Was she so instance a homeless person who was taking cover in the bushes, or someone just admiring the creek?
There is likely some story here, it's hard to fall into the creek ... take a look sometime.