Man rescued after trapped at water treatment plant
BATON ROUGE – Firefighters responded to a call of a man trapped in a confined space Thursday morning in Baton Rouge.
According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the incident was reported after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the North Baton Rouge Wastewater Treatment plant near the intersection of Woodpecker at Ave M. The man was in a ten-foot confinement space and could not climb back up the ladder due to weakness, according to the fire department.
Sources say the man is awake, alert and stable. Firefighters harnessed him out and he was transported as a precaution. No injuries were reported.
Man was transported in precaution. BRFD dropped a rope, and harnessed him out.— Michael Vinsanau (@MVinsanau) March 23, 2017
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