Update: Man in sewer system has been rescued

Updated: July 02, 2020 05:58 PM

Emergency responders were able to rescue a man who had been in the sewer system. The city's public information officer, Kate Van Daele, said that a person walking by the Wells Fargo building heard someone calling for help from a manhole, around 5:10pm on Thursday.

Police, fire and Mayo ambulance responded. Crews were able to pull the man out. Van Daele said he is being treated for hypothermia at the hospital. Van Daele said he self-reported he had been in the sewer for three days.

This started Wednesday afternoon, when crews were on the scene of Third Avenue West in search of a individual they believe entered the sewer system.

The Duluth Fire Department and Duluth Police Department were on scene and were assisted by the City of Duluth Public Works Department and St. Louis County Search and Rescue.

A spokesperson for the fire department said they got a call at 12:17 p.m. of a person entering the sewer system off of I-35 Wednesday.

Authorities had a camera on scene that was going through the pipes. They also found clothes from someone and believe the person may have been able to get out somewhere else.

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