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NYC police rescue man who fell 30 feet into storm drain

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Dramatic video shows the rescue of a 47-year-old man who fell nearly 30 feet down into a storm drain in New York City.

NYPD and FDNY first responders saved the man whose forehead was slashed and leg was injured.

He was hospitalized and expected to survive. 

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“As we got down there he was conscious, he was talking to us, he expressed pain in his ankle region,” said Kenneth Logallo of the NYPD, according to WABC-TV. “As soon as we got the equipment needed down there, we packaged him up and then the guys up top … all the help was excellent.”

Investigators found the man’s brother at the scene who told authorities his brother had a history of mental illness and had called him after the fall left him trapped. 

The victim allegedly was scaling a ladder of a water shaft near a Queens highway on Sunday morning. 

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“You would never find this place. It was in the middle of nowhere, an old water shaft with a stream running down the bottom of it,” said FDNY Special Operations Chief Patrick Ginty, the New York Daily News reported. “Just an open shaft.”

Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com. His email is [email protected]

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