A crane was used to rescue an elderly man Wednesday after he was stricken by a medical issue while working atop the "Cruiser in the Cornfield."
The 65-year-old, an unnamed contractor for Honeywell, was more than 100 feet up, working on a platform on the cruiser, when he experienced a medical issue around 4 p.m., Moorestown Police said.
A crane operated by a contractor also on-site was used to bring the man down, where Moorestown EMS performed CPR to revive him, according to police.
The man was taken to Virtua Hospital in Mount Holly around 5. His condition was unknown Thursday afternoon and no further details were available.
The cruiser—officially known as the Vice Admiral James H. Doyle Combat Systems Engineering Development Site (CSEDS), or USS Rancocas—is a Naval testing site. The facility, which is owned by the Navy, houses both Navy and Lockheed Martin personnel and is devoted to research and development of the AEGIS Combat System, according to Lockheed Martin's website.
The structure, which has become something of a tourist attraction, was built in the 1950s, with the the 122-foot-high deckhouse constructed in 1977.