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Man rescued from Sheffield Township bridge

SHEFFIELD TWP. – The state Route 254 bridge over the Black River was shut down for some time this morning as the Sheffield Township Fire Department worked to rescue a man who was hanging over the edge.

Sheffield Township Fire Chief Joe Bandagski said the Fire Department was called to the Garfield Bridge at 9:45 a.m. to assist the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office in rescuing a 19-year-old man.

Bandagski said the man was hanging off the edge of the bridge, and it took approximately 20 minutes to pull him off of it.

The man, who was not injured, was taken to EMH Elyria Medical Center for evaluation.

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