Boy rescued after fall on Rims in Billings

Posted at 2:42 PM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 18:18:09-04

BILLINGS- Responders rescued a young male who fell through a crack in the Rims Monday night.

The call came just after 5 p.m. Firefighters said the boy fell about five feet into a crevice while walking with his mother.

He was rescued just before 6 p.m., according to Battalion Chief Kevin Johnson. He suffered non life-threatening injuries, he said.

Billings Fire sent a firefighter down on a tether line for the rescue, Johnson said. The boy was steered toward another firefighter and pulled up, he said.

“On a day like this, it’s really important to go steady and slow,” Johnson said.

Billings police and the AMR ambulance also responded.