Crews from Marion County Fire Rescue scrambled to an Ocala rock quarry Friday morning after receiving a call about a person trapped on a cliff.

Marion County firefighters from a Special Operations Technical Rescue Team utilize a ladder truck to help remove an injured man from a cliff inside an Ocala rock quarry on Friday morning.

The 911 caller reported that someone had fallen, was stuck about 30 feet down on the face of a cliff and was yelling for help, a report states.

The first of 11 units arrived on scene in the 300 block of NW Gainesville Road a short time later, established command, requested the assistance of the agency’s Special Operations Technical Rescue Team and made patient contact.

Firefighters from Marion County Fire Rescue’s Special Operations Technical Rescue Team prepare to help an injured man who was trapped on a cliff inside an Ocala rock quarry Friday morning.

Firefighters determined that the man had fallen into the quarry sometime Thursday evening and had climbed back up the face of the cliff. He was stuck on a ledge approximately 30 foot down, the report says.

The Special Operations Team arrived, assessed the situation and determined that a high-angle rope rescue needed to be performed. Technicians determined the safest anchor points and lowered the rescuer into the quarry to make contact with the injured man. The rescuer was then able to assess and secure the patient for removal from the quarry.

The rescue team utilized Ladder 21’s aerial ladder to bring the patient over top of the cliff. He was hoisted to safety and transported to a local hospital by the agency’s Critical Care Team.

Eleven Marion County Fire Rescue units were called to an Ocala rock quarry in the 300 block of NW Gainesville Road on Friday morning after a 911 caller reported hearing a man yelling for help.