By CBSBoston.com Staff

MARBLEHEAD (CBS) — A man was rescued by the Marblehead Fire Department on Saturday afternoon after falling 16 feet into a crevice at Castle Rock Park.

At around 4 p.m., fire officials received a call about someone falling into a crevice on the rocks off Ocean Avenue in Marblehead. The man was unable to get out of the crevice himself.

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Firefighters attending to the crevice where the man fell in. (Photo Credit: Marblehead Fire Department)

Initially, two firefighters tried to get the man out, but they then requested more help.

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After Marblehead police officers and units from Atlantic Ambulance arrived at the scene, they used ladders, ropes, harnesses and a stokes basket to get the man out of the crevice.

He was later carried down the rest of the terrain, where a stretcher was awaiting him.

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Crews attending to the man on a stretcher. (Photo Credit: Marblehead Fire Department)

The man was later taken a Boston area hospital. As of Saturday, there is no word on his condition.

CBSBoston.com Staff