Coast Guard Saves Man Kicked Off Mountain by Goat

By ABC News

Dec 18, 2013 8:05pm
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                              (Photo Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 60-year-old man whose goat had kicked him off a Puerto Rican mountainside Tuesday.

The unidentified man fell an estimated 100 feet down the mountain in Yauco, Puerto Rico, after his goat became unruly, according to a Coast Guard statement.

Yauco Municipal Police requested the Coast Guard’s assistance to fly in and hoist the man out of the steep terrain.

“Our junior co-pilot did an outstanding job working with an experienced flight mechanic and rescue swimmer to maneuver the helicopter in close proximity to the steep terrain in order to complete this demanding rescue,” Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Dill said in the statement.

They flew the man to a nearby baseball field and an ambulance drove him to a Yauco hospital for treatment of multiple injuries sustained in the fall.

It’s unclear what became of the goat.

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