NEW MARKET, Md. - Firefighters rescued a man trapped in trench Tuesday, according to a release from Frederick County Fire and Rescue.
It was about 3:09 p.m. when first responders sprang into action on Eaglehead Drive between North Shore Way and Whistling Swan Way in Lake Linganore.
“First arriving fire and rescue units located one adult male trapped in a trench with rapidly running water, from a twelve inch water main, up to his neck and rising,” the release states. “Initial rescue efforts focused on maintaining the victim’s airway and working to shut down the water main. With the water turned off, rescuers were able to determine that he was conscious, alert and trapped in mud and construction debris up to his waist.”
It took three hours to get the man out of the trench. He was transported to Shock Trauma via helicopter.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.