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Crews rescue person trapped in 20-foot trench in Roanoke

The person was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for evaluation

Crews rescued someone trapped in a 20-foot trench Thursday morning.
Crews rescued someone trapped in a 20-foot trench Thursday morning. (WSLS 10)

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke Fire-EMS rescued someone trapped in a 20-foot trench in Southeast Roanoke Thursday morning.

It happened at about 6:41 am at the 2000 block of Jefferson St SE, near Crystal Spring Park. Authorities say after lowering a ladder into the trench, they were able to help the individual get out safely.

We were told that the patient was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for a medical evaluation.


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Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.