by: Jacques Porter
(KTXL) – A 19-year-old was rescued Monday after he was left hanging from California’s tallest bridge, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to the sheriff’s office, the department received a call about the teen “hanging on a rope” off the Foresthill Bridge around 6:30 p.m.
The sheriff’s office said the teen and his 17-year-old friend were filming a video of him swinging under the bridge when the equipment failed, leaving him dangling about 9 feet below the bridge. bridge.
Members of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team along with the CAL FIRE NEU Technical Rescue Team were able to bring the 19-year-old back to the podium.
The sheriff’s office said both teens were cited for trespassing on the bridge.
The 730-foot-tall, 2,428-foot-long bridge was the second tallest bridge in the world at the time of its opening in 1973 and remains the tallest bridge in California.