DC man rescued after being trapped in trash chute

- A man was rescued after being trapped in a trash chute overnight in D.C.

Around 3 a.m. on Sunday, D.C. Fire and Emergency Services responded to 777 7th Street in northwest D.C. after receiving a call from a man who was trapped in a trash chute.

D.C. fire officials say the man was throwing away trash when he thought he dropped his cell phone into the chute. When he leaned in to take a look, he fell inside.

The man called 9-1-1 while trapped in the chute.

Fire crews fed fresh air down the trash chute to help the man breathe while rescuing him. The confined space rescue was called in to assist.

Later, crews used a harness to get the man out of the trash chute.

He was treated on the scene and suffered no serious injuries.

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