Construction Worker Freed from Hole
Published March 21st, 2014
TAMPA-- Fire Rescue crews spent more than three hours working to free a construction worker who was trapped in a mud and water filled hole Thursday afternoon.
Crews say the ground collapsed around the worker at a construction site in Apollo Beach.
It was a race to keep the man's head above the water.
They brought in pieces of plywood to surround him and even strapped him to the arm of an excavator while they shoveled mud and water away from him.
Meanwhile, rescue workers placed an IV in his arm and brought bottled water to him throughout the rescue.
After several hours the man was finally pulled from the mud and carried away on a stretcher.
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