Eric Thompson

Crane Operator Saves Man On Top Burning Building


A 65-year-old crane operator in Reading, England became an unexpected hero as he rescued a man trapped on top of a towering building engulfed in flames.

Glen Edwards, a crane operator from Egham, is expressing his gratitude after a tense rescue operation in Reading last Thursday. Edwards found himself in a challenging situation as he navigated swirling winds to save a man trapped by smoke and flames on a building. The dramatic rescue unfolded amid thick black smoke, making visibility nearly impossible.

Edwards, who had a concrete skip on his crane when the alarm sounded, wasted no time when he spotted the distressed man waving his coat.

Using his experience and knowledge of the area, Edwards attached a metal cage to the crane, carefully considering his options for the rescue. However, the challenging conditions, with smoke obscuring his view, added an extra layer of difficulty to the operation.

With a colleague providing guidance and a concerned crowd watching from below, Edwards skillfully maneuvered the crane to rescue the man. The onlookers erupted in cheers and applause as the man was safely lifted to the ground.

Glen Edwards, a crane operator from Egham, is expressing his gratitude after a tense rescue operation in Reading last Thursday.

Edwards found himself in a challenging situation as he navigated swirling winds to save a man trapped by smoke and flames on a building. The dramatic rescue unfolded amid thick black smoke, making visibility nearly impossible.

Edwards, who had a concrete skip on his crane when the alarm sounded, wasted no time when he spotted the distressed man waving his coat. Employing his experience and knowledge of the area, Edwards attached a metal cage to the crane, carefully considering his options for the rescue. However, the challenging conditions, with smoke obscuring his view, added an extra layer of difficulty to the operation.

With a colleague providing guidance and a concerned crowd watching from below, Edwards skillfully maneuvered the crane to rescue the man. The onlookers erupted in cheers and applause as the man was safely lifted to the ground.

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