Rescue call at Paine Field turns out to be medical problem

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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.