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Update from Wireless Estimator! What they say in Wireless Estimator: Fallen climbers are: Kyle Kirkpatrick, 32, from Hulbert, and Terry Lee Richard, Jr., 27, of Bokoshe. They passed at 11:37 a.m. on Saturday according to West Virginia State police. The deceased firefighter, Michael Dale Garrett, 28, was from Clarksburg, W. Va. God bless them all, the climbers and the firefighter for the rescue attempt!
One climber was about 60′ AGL with 2 others, and the other that passed was working at 20′ AGL when the tower came down., on a 270′ SBA tower. They were replacing the diagonals with heavier diagonals. Two of the workers on the ground called 911 and started to free their friends! Firefighters from the Summit Park Volunteer Fire Department and the Nutter Fort Fire Department along with six other departments responded to the scene. They identified that two of the techs employed by S&S Communications Specialist, Inc. of Hulbert, Okla had passed. While they were on the scene they noticed the second tower coming down. That is when the firefighter was injured. He passed later, either on the way to or in the hospital while being treated. The other 2 climbers were sent to Ruby Memorial Hospital. Update: From Wireless Estimator on 2/2/2014 http://www.wirelessestimator.com/breaking_news.cfm
Sadly, we have a loss that happened in West Virginia while making repairs to a tower on Saturday. A tower collapsed while a crew was working on it. Sadly, 3 men have passed and a fourth man is in critical condition.
Two of the four the tower climbers died on the scene and then a fireman died when a smaller, second tower collapsed while they were working the rescue.
Our prayers go out to all of them and their families.
Update: There was another fatality, link below, a climber was working alone, responding to a call. Details below and we all know better! If you were climbing decades ago, chances are you may have done something like this because we are so overconfident. Now we know better!