Person “unharmed but stuck” 50 feet down a sewer pipe, Los Angeles rescuers say

More than a dozen Los Angeles Fire Department personnel worked to rescue a person trapped 50 feet inside a sewer pipe in November, 2019, according to the Sacramento Bee. Fire officials said in a Facebook post that the person became stuck in the confined space in Wilmington, a neighborhood of the Southern California city near Long Beach.

Rescuers put in place a ventilation system “to mitigate atmospheric hazards,” fire officials said.

Authorities responded to the report of the trapped person near the 24000 block of South Baypoint Avenue shortly after noon, and “as of 12:55 p.m., firefighters had established communications with the patient who appeared unharmed but ‘stuck,’” CBSLA reported.

“The entry team suited up and made the necessary preparations for entry,” firefighters said on Facebook.

KTLA reported that “more than a dozen firefighters set up equipment to help with the rescue in the residential neighborhood.”

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