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Yaroslavl rescuers took the injured bell ringer

Specialists firefighting and rescue service of the Yaroslavl region with the help of climbing equipment was removed from a 26-meter bell ringer, who was injured after hitting clapper, according to fire and rescue service in the region.

The incident occurred on Monday in the Church of the village of Levashovo Nekrasovsky district of the Yaroslavl region. The priest, who called the bells during service, was injured, presumably, a broken knee, after a stroke of the clapper.

After the fall of the bell tower to go down with the height of 26 meters, he could not.

"Immediately to assist and transport the injured from the height headed the personnel of the fourth duty shift under the guidance of the head of the search and rescue Department Sergei Savchenkov. The duty team of rescuers on arrival was given first aid and gutter stretcher rescue with climbing equipment, descended from the victims from the bell tower of the Church," the message reads.

The priest was transferred to the ambulance, and then hospitalized.