Man Falls into Storm Drain Trying to Retrieve Dropped Cell Phone, Calls 911 With Other Phone: Police

The victim was able to call 911 with a second cell phone

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013  |  Updated 9:31 AM EDT
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Man Falls into Storm Drain Trying to Retrieve Phone

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A man fell into a storm drain on Long Island while trying to retrieve his cell phone Monday, but was rescued by emergency responders when he called police with a second cell phone he had on him, police said. 

The 25-year-old Medford man accidentally dropped his phone down a storm drain on Route 112 near Granny Road at about 6:40 p.m., according to police.

When he tried to retrieve the phone, he slipped and fell into the drain's holding tank, where he became trapped.

He was able to call 911 with a second cell phone.

Emergency service officers responded and used a reciprocating saw and a ladder to get to the victim and free him. He was not hurt, police said. 

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