PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One person was injured in a bizarre accident Wednesday morning after a pool was being lowered onto a property in Sherwood by a helicopter.
Initially, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue reported the aircraft dropped a pole 50 feet above ground over an area north of Highway 99 West around 9:30 a.m.
Firefighters are responding to an incident where a pole for an inground pool was dropped by a helicopter 50 ft above onto a person at a property north of 99W in Sherwood. Fortunately, the patient was able to get out from under the pole and is conscious. Medics are eval. injuries.— TVF&R (@TVFR) April 7, 2021
TVF&R later said the 2,000-pound pool pinned the person against an embankment.
The victim was able to get out from under the pool and was reported to be conscious. The person’s injuries were considered non-life threatening.