Fire and emergency medical workers rescued a man who was stuck in manhole in West Raleigh early Tuesday afternoon.
“Crews had to go down there and get him out,” said Jeff Hammerstein, a spokesman with Wake County Emergency Medical Services.
Paramedics transported the man to WakeMed in Raleigh for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening, Hammerstein said.
Emergency workers were summoned to Chapel Hill and Mt. Vernon roads to rescue “a single individual down in a manhole,” according to a spokesman with the 911 center in Cary.
Cary officials transferred the emergency call to the Raleigh-Wake Emergency Communications Center just before 12:10 p.m., said a Raleigh 911 spokeswoman, who described the incident as work-related.
Hammerstein was not sure how the man ended up in the manhole, or if the mishap was work-related.
“I’m not inclined to believe that somebody was goofing off, getting into a manhole,” he said.