The Flagstaff Fire Department had to complete a challenging rescue on Saturday morning.
Around 5:30 a.m., first responders received reports of a person stuck 30 feet below ground in a series of storm drains. The victim was 40 yards from where he initially fell, two days earlier. Crews rushed to the scene on the east side of Flagstaff, working against time to save the man who was suffering from multiple injuries and the effects of prolonged exposure.
The fire department’s technical rescue team went into the drain to stabilize the man and get him out using a plastic stretcher. The man said he had been stuck for two days and was suffering from multiple injuries, as well as the effects of prolonged exposure. The fire department’s technical rescue team entered the drain to stabilize and extract the man from using a plastic stretcher.