WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) – A man became trapped in the trash chute of his apartment building in Washington, DC Sunday morning.

The man got trapped after thinking he had dropped his girlfriend’s phone down the chute and he leaned in to get it back.

He was able to call 911 from his own phone while trapped inside the chute.

Emergency responders found the man conscious and alert.

Firefighters pumped fresh air down the chute and used a harness to haul him out.