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Firefighters rescue man who repelled 85 feet down Minneapolis storm drain

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minneapolis Fire Department rescued a man who repelled 85 feet down a storm drain shaft and got stuck early Friday.

Fire crews cut through the fencing, set up a high-point anchor rope rescue system, and scaled down over the edge to rescue the man, the fire department said. 

Fire rescue crews secured him into a rescue harness and hauled him up and out of the storm drain.
Fire rescue crews secured him into a rescue harness and hauled him up and out of the storm drain.
Minneapolis Fire
A fire rescuer searches for the man who repelled 85 feet down the Minneapolis storm drain.
A fire rescuer searches for the man who repelled 85 feet down the Minneapolis storm drain.
Minneapolis Fire

Crews then reached the victim, and confirmed he wasn’t injured. They put the man in a rescue harness and hauled him up, out of the storm drain.

The fire department did not say why the man repelled down the shaft. 

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