Sept. 12--A crane was used to help rescue a 65-year-old man from near the top of a tower or mast structure on Moorestown's "cruiser in the cornfield" Wednesday afternoon.
The man, a contractor for Honeywell whose name was not provided by authorities, was working on an outdoor platform when he began to experience a medical issue. Initial reports said he had a seizure.
Officially called the Vice Adm. James H. Doyle Combat Systems Engineering Development Site, the building is owned by the Navy, with naval personnel working alongside Lockheed Martin employees. Its forward deckhouse rises 122 feet into the air, according to a Lockheed Martin website.
Police, fire, and other emergency crews were dispatched to the scene at 4:02 p.m., said Lt. Lee Lieber, spokesman for the Moorestown Police Department.
A construction crane at the site was brought over, Lieber said, and used to lower the man to the ground. Emergency personnel performed CPR while he was taken to Virtua Memorial in Mount Holly.
The man's condition was not known Wednesday evening.
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