Crane in the dock

A crawler crane operator was saved from drowning on Tuesday after his crane toppled into the water. A man from a passing tow tug, witnessed the incident and ran to the rescue, he succeeded on all fronts.

The incident occurred at Wepfer Marine Drydock on McKellar Lake on the south west edge of Memphis in western Tennessee.
the upturned crane: photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard said: “A crane at the Wepfer Marine Drydock reportedly fell into the water with one crane operator inside. A good Samaritan on a nearby towing vessel entered the water and was able to locate the unresponsive crane operator.”