NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a wild rescue on Sunday in Queens, after a man fell down a hole 30 feet deep.NYC Teacher, Principal Unions Warn Of School Staffing Shortages When Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect; De Blasio Says Substitutes Standing By
For 20 minutes, firefighters and police officers worked together to get him out.
Authorities said one firefighter used a ladder to go down in the hole and then used a basket to hoist the victim above ground.READ MORE: Mayor De Blasio Says He Will Visit Rikers Island Next Week Amid Growing Pressure
“He had been there in that hole for a long time, so we wanted to move as fast as possible because he was in water. We were worried about hypothermia,” The FDNY’s Krist Kabashi said.
“As we got down there, he was conscious, he was talking to us, just expressed pain in his ankle region,” the NYPD’s Kenneth Logallo said.
Police called it an extraordinary rescue.MORE NEWS: Caught On Video: 76-Year-Old Put In Chokehold, Robbed In Lobby Of Harlem Building
The victim is expected to be OK. It’s still unclear how he ended up in the hole.