Los Angeles Zoo worker falls into gorilla enclosure
LOS ANGELES — Firefighters rescued a 61-year-old man who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Los Angeles Zoo.
KTLA reports firefighters hoisted the zoo worker up a ladder that had been lowered into the enclosure Thursday morning.
In a statement, the fire department said the patient was “safely extricated” and was being prepared for transport to a hospital. His condition was not immediately known.
Photos of the scene showed the man lying on a stretcher before being transferred to an ambulance for a medical evaluation.
The zoo was closed when the worker fell Thursday morning.