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Man rescued after fall down storm drain in Medford

Thursday, September 19, 2013
medford storm drain rescue

A Long Island man had to be rescued overnight Thursday after he got trapped in a storm drain.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. in a parking lot in Medford.

The man apparently dropped his keys in the drain and then used his car to pry the 200-pound grate off.

He became trapped when the rope he used to get down to the bottom was too short, and he fell.

Firefighters used a ladder to reach the man, who was 30 feet below ground.

He wasn't hurt, and he was able to leave with his car keys.

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