Man Rescued from Hole

Man Rescued from Hole

A man is hospitalized today after a hole caved in on him Wednesday in Pontiac.  The victim and a co-worker were digging in front of a home in the 700 block of Countryside Lane when the collapse occurred, burying the man up to his waist.  It took some time to free him.  Pontiac Fire officials say rescue personnel were called about 3:30, but the victim wasn’t pulled from the dirt until 7:15.  The victim’s name and condition have not been released.  We do know he had to be airlifted to a Peoria Hospital for treatment.   The men were working for a Fairbury based plumbing and heating company at the time.

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