- Associated Press - Thursday, July 23, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Firefighters rescued a man whose head got caught in exercise equipment at The W hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Capt. Greg May of the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Department told the South Florida Sun Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1Kmfy7H ) the incident happened Wednesday as the man was doing a shoulder workout in the hotel’s gym.

May says the man apparently fell off the machine and his head got caught in a weight machine. A fire-rescue team was able to manipulate his head out of the machine by using a bar. The man was about 60 years old.

Officials say the man had significant injuries but was alert when he was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.

No further details were immediately available.


Information from: Sun Sentinel , https://www.sun-sentinel.com/

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