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Suspected trespasser falls in trench

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Egg Harbor Township Police say they rescued a burglary suspect who broke both his ankles when he fell into a 15-foot trench.

Egg Harbor Township Police say they rescued a burglary suspect who broke both his ankles when he fell into a 15-foot trench. (Police have rescued a burglary suspect who fell down a 15-foot trench.)

Police are questioning several men for trespassing.

One of the men had to be rescued after he fell into a 15-foot trench.

It happened at the old Atlantic City Electric headquarters on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Police believe the men may have broken into the facility to steal copper.

The man who fell into the trench was flown to the hospital with two broken ankles.

So far, police haven't filed any charges.

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