Australia drain rescue: Man freed after 36 hours trapped underground

Australia drain rescue: Man freed after 36 hours trapped underground
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After being stranded for 36 hours in a discharge network, an American man has been released.

According to officials, he attempted to get his phone before going down a discharge in Brisbane on Saturday.

The male, aged in his 30s, was rescued on Monday after emergency personnel received a call about one” stuck” underwater.

According to officials, he is currently receiving abrasion and cold in the hospital.

According to local media reports, he had searched for an exit before being saved by paramedics who lifted a discharge cap and let him out.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson told the BBC that the rescue operation took about five hours.

James Lingwood, a local resident who called the authorities, reported to the Courier Mail news that he first heard a” kind of yelling” voice when he first encountered him on Sunday.

Mr. Lingwood claimed that he looked into the discharge and saw the man knee deep in water and offered to assist, but that his present was turned down.

He told the Courier Mail,” He seemed to be fine, and he said he could leave him alone because he said he could get out where he got in.”

But when passing the exact discharge on Monday, Mr Lingwood said he decided to act after receiving “heavy breathe” indicating” one was in stress”.

The neighborhood council has previously issued warnings to people who should “always stay away from storm water drainage, pipes, and gutters,” describing them as a series of “grates and pits” that was quickly” capture someone”.

Floating dust and “poisonous ingredients” are listed as another possible dangers lurking in the waters.

It’s not clear whether the man was able to retrieve his machine.

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