Man, 40, is saved for over 4 hours after slipping into a 12-INCH drain pipe and getting stuck in Salt Lake City
- 40-year-old man who believed homeless people got stuck under Interstate 80
- Police say the victim fell asleep and slid down the pipe
- The fire brigade took many phone calls when many people heard his cry for help
- The man was taken to the hospital as a precaution and only suffered from dehydration
A man from Utah is lucky to live after slipping into a 12-inch pipe on Interstate 80 in Salt Lake City.
The 40-year-old, identified by the police as homeless, fell asleep in the drain pipe at his camp. He was detained for more than four hours.
People in the neighborhood heard his cry for help and called the fire department, which arrived within a few minutes.
"He went to sleep either in the pipe or near the pipe, and slid into it while he slept," said Captain Adam Davies with the Salt Lake City fire department. Fox13. & # 39; When he woke up and was trapped in the pipe, he screamed for help. & # 39;
Firefighters get access to the situation after a homeless man from Salt Lake City is locked up in a pipe
Firefighters gently remove a man from a drain pipe near the highway in Utah
Davies said the man was about four feet down in the pipe, so pulling it out with a rope would be an impossible feat.
More than 20 firefighters were needed to free the man at the top of the overpass on Saturday.
After four hours, firefighters managed to reach the man. It took another hour and the pipe was destroyed to finally get to the trapped man.
& # 39; Limited spaces, it is unlikely that someone is alive and viable enough to get them out & # 39 ;, Davies told Fox13. & # 39; It had a lower oxygen content and often also contained toxic gases. & # 39;
He was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but apart from being a little dehydrated, fire officers say he was in good condition.
A man sat in this Salt Lake City pipe for several hours until firefighters could free him
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