TEMECULA (CBSLA) — Firefighters extricated a man Tuesday morning from a large storm drain in Temecula.
CalFire firefighters were called out to the 31100 block of Hickory Place at about 1 a.m. Tuesday to rescue a man who was wedged 270 feet into an 18-inch storm drain.READ MORE: Beloved University Of Kentucky Basketball Player, Terrence Clarke, Killed In Northridge Car Crash
It’s not clear how the man got into the storm drain or how he became wedged. Firefighters tried several times to extract the man, who they described as uncooperative.
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The rescue operation also brought out officials from Temecula Public Works, Eastern Municipal Water District and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.MORE NEWS: People Making A Difference: Local Nonprofit Delivers Extra Food From Film Sets To Those In Need
A firefighter outfitted with a breathing support unit, extra flashlights and ropes that could be used to pull him back out was finally able to extricate the man at about 9:30 a.m. The man was evaluated at the scene by paramedics.