Sunday 17 December 2017

Man survives trip through sewer

A rat feasts on the sewage in a sewer
A rat feasts on the sewage in a sewer

A Missouri worker was swept into a 27-inch sewage system pipe and pushed for more than a mile before his cries were heard and he was rescued, authorities said.

Daniel Collins, from Collins, Missouri, was listed in critical condition on Tuesday night at Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City.

South Metropolitan Fire District Chief Randy Adams said Mr Collins was being treated for hypothermia and had been administered antibiotics because he may have swallowed sewage.

Collins disappeared on Tuesday morning after descending into the sewage system in the town of Raymore.

Mr Adams said crews frantically searched manholes along a 1.5-mile route until a firefighter heard Mr Collins calls about 90 minutes after he disappeared.

He had travelled over a mile.

Press Association

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