Harrison Co. man rescued after fall left him dangling from bridge

HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Harrison County officials say they had to rescue one of their road department employees after a fall left a man dangling from the side of a bridge Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say they're working to replace the bridge on Snake Lick Road and Jamie McCarty, the road supervisor, was measuring it when some of the ground collapsed under his feet.

They say his foot got caught in a hole and he fell over the bridge and was left dangling there for about 15 minutes.

They say his head was just inches above the water when he was hanging from the bridge.

He was working with a partner who waded into the creek, which was still swollen from heavy rain, and held his head away from the water until help arrived.

Officials say it's amazing that McCarty wasn't seriously hurt and he's already out of the hospital. However, he is recovering from a torn meniscus.


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