Chicago (CBS) — Chicago firefighters rescued a Water Department employee who was trapped in a hole in the South Shore neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.
The worker was stranded in a muddy hole near 67th Street and East Side Boulevard, causing CFD crews to use a vacuum and other tools to remove water, dirt and other debris from the hole to rescue him.
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According to unconfirmed referral reports, the worker was helping to install a hydrant when it got stuck in the hole.
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The fire department later tweeted a video showing firefighters rescuing the woman and the worker climbing a ladder to get out of the hole before getting on a waiting stretcher.
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The fire department said the woman was doing well during the rescue efforts and was doing well after she was released.