Man falls more than 50 feet down exhaust shaft

Photo: AFD

Austin - Travis EMS and the Austin Fire Department rescued a man who fell 50-80 feet down an exhaust shaft early Sunday morning.

The man called 911 just after 2 a.m. to report that he had fallen down the shaft at the 2000 block of Guadalupe.

Emergency responders drilled a hole into the bottom of the shaft and used a camera to evaluate the patient.

AFD was eventually able to reach the patient by going down the shaft using a lowering device.

The man was taken to the hospital with serious, not expected to be life threatening injuries.

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