They rescue a man who fell into a deep hole in East Hollywood

Aurelia Ventura / La Opinion

A man was rescued Thursday from a 50-foot deep well at a construction site after a resident heard his calls for help.

Firefighters responded at approximately 8:30 a.m. to the job site in the 1400 block of North Hobart Boulevard in East Hollywood.

The victim was trapped in the hole, which had approximately 7 feet of water from recent storms, and holding on her hands and knees, firefighters said.

“I had just heard,‘ Help, help, ”said resident Michael Deragon. “I couldn't understand where it came from. I thought I was in my building, ”to NBC Los Angeles.

Deragon said he came out and realized that the voice came from a hole in a construction site. It was not immediately clear if the man inside the hole was working on the site.

Firefighters dropped ropes into the hole and used a ventilation system to pump fresh air. Finally the man was raised to a safe place.

The man was covered in mud, but seemed happy to have come out of the hole, Deragon said. He didn't seem to have life-threatening injuries, said the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).


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