Rescue call at Paine Field turns out to be medical problem


EVERETT, Wash. - Firefighters responding to a technical rescue call at Paine Field found a Boeing employee in need of medical help early Wednesday.


A number of fire units responded to the call, which was said to involve a confined-space rescue.


Paine Field Fire received a call for assistance at about 6 a.m., a Snohomish County spokesman said.


"When they arrived, they found a Boeing employee who was in need of medical assistance due to an illness. The employee was transported to a hospital," Christopher Schwarzen, with the County Executive's Office, wrote in an email.


The incident was not plane-related, and there were no injuries, he said.

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