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Man rescued from manhole at Roanoke County construction site

It took about 45 minutes to rescue the man

Credit: Roanoke County Fire and Rescue
Credit: Roanoke County Fire and Rescue

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – A man is in the hospital after being rescued from a manhole at a construction site in Roanoke County on Friday afternoon.

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded at 12:05 p.m. to the area of Brookside Park off Verndale Drive, in the Hollins area of the county.

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Rescue crews found the man conscious, about 3 feet below ground level, according to the fire department.

It took about 45 minutes to remove the man from the hole.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.


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