07/22/11 131 W, 1 I - + 1 - 4 Wilmington Firefighters Privy to Unusual Rescue

The Wilmington Fire Department this week rescued a man who became buried in a hole behind his house. On Tuesday evening, he was searching for antique bottles in the space once covered by the smallest building on his property. Said space caved in about 6:00 p.m., burying the man in sand up to his chest. The fire department's Tactical Rescue Team responded, among other units. As a WECT story notes, the team members dug out the sand, stablized the hole, placed a harness around the victim, and lifted him out. The victim was transported, treated, and released, and appears to be fine. Read the story, which includes a few photos. Be careful where you dig! Thanks Ryan, for passing along.

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