Man stuck in sewer rescued after workers heard help calls

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania firefighters say a man was stuck in a sewer and rescued after construction workers heard him calling for help from underground.

Video shows the man, who appears to be barefoot, stumbling and being held up by emergency workers as they put him on a gurney.

He told fire officials he woke up down there.

The workers heard him yelling for help Tuesday morning in Allentown. Firefighters arrived, opened a manhole cover and helped him up a ladder to street level.

The rescued man was taken to a hospital. His condition is unknown.

It’s unclear how he got into the sewer and exactly how long he’d been down there. Allentown Fire Captain John Christopher said the man was mildly hypothermic and dehydrated and could have been down there for days.

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