Man rescued after being stuck 4 hours in cesspool

December 8, 2009 2:20:49 PM PST
A man has been rescued more than four hours after becoming trapped up to his chest in a collapsed Long Island cesspool. Assistant Roslyn Fire Chief Adam Boll says the unidentified man in his 20s was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Earlier, a police spokesman had said that the man's vital signs appeared to be good.

The incident began shortly after 11 a.m. He was pulled safely from the hole around 4 p.m.

A second worker trying to rescue the man was also temporarily trapped, but has since been rescued.

More than 40 trucks from various fire departments in the area are at the scene.

Students at a nearby elementary school were evacuated when a helicopter landed on school grounds.


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