Palo Alto firefighters rescued a man who fell down an embankment toward San Francisquito Creek on Wednesday afternoon.
The fire department received a call at 4:18 p.m. that a man had fallen down toward the creek on the 500 block of Palo Alto Avenue, fire Capt. Ryan Stoddard said.
Stoddard said that when firefighters arrived on scene, the man was suspended 10 to 15 feet above the creek.
"He was tangled in vines and trees, uninjured but unable to extricate himself."
The firefighters set up a low-angle rope rescue, lowering firefighters down to the man, securing him to the rope system and pulling him up to safety.
Stoddard said the entire rescue took about 40 minutes.
"Once we got him out, he was medically checked out. He had no injuries and no complaints," Stoddard said. He was then released.
There was also a motorized wheelchair parked nearby, which belongs to the man and he used after the fall.
The man belongs to a homeless camping area nearby, but it's unclear how he fell down the embankment, Stoddard said.