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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Trench Rescue in Laurel

For Immediate Release: June 19, 2012
Contact: Erroll W. George, Sr., Spokesperson, 240-832-5761, ewgeorge@co.pg.md.us

Technical Rescue in Laurel
At around 9:45 this morning, fire and Emergency Medical Services units from the Laurel and surrounding areas were alerted to a report of a male who had fallen into a trench.

Firefighters and Paramedics arrived at 10100 Canadian Way and found a male, in his 30's who had fallen approximately 20 feet into a concrete trench.  Fire/EMS technical rescue units were dispatched to assist with the extrication, along with a State Police helicopter.

It took about 28 personnel nearly an hour to extricate the patient from the trench.  The patient was transported via helicopter to a nearby trauma center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

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