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Man freed from Glendale storm drain after several days

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Posted at 9:14 AM, Sep 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-30 14:39:04-04

GLENDALE, AZ — A man has been freed after getting stuck in a storm drain for several days in Glendale.

On Thursday morning, firefighters with the Glendale Fire Department were alerted of a man stuck in a storm drain near 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road.

Officials say the man, in his 30s, reportedly crawled into the drain a few days ago and was unable to get out.

A passerby noticed him waving his arm from the drain and stopped to see if he was okay and called 911 for help.

Technical rescue teams and firefighters worked to get him out using a ladder. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.

It's unclear why the man crawled into the storm drain.