Firefighters rescue person stuck in septic tank for days

The person was flown to a hospital.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 1:33 PM

ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) - Firefighters rescued a person who fell into a septic tank and was stuck there for days in a rural area southeast of Portland.

The Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 said on Facebook that crews responded Tuesday to a report of the person falling into the tank while working on it. Fire officials say the person had been in the tank for multiple days.

KATU-TV reports a technical rescue team and a Clackamas Fire crew helped Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 remove the person from the tank.

The person was flown to a hospital. The extent of the person's injuries wasn't released.

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