Man seek­ing dropped phone falls in trash chute

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

A man look­ing for a dropped cell­phone ended up in a stinky sit­u­a­tion, tum­bling into a build­ing’s trash chute, from where he had to be res­cued. Wash­ing­ton, D.C., Fire spokesper­son Vito Mag­gi­olo says the man was throw­ing out trash at an apart­ment build­ing when he thought he dropped the cell­phone in the chute. Mag­gi­olo says the man leaned in to check and fell in­side. Mag­gi­olo says the man was able to call 911 from in­side the trash chute around 3 a.m. Sun­day, though it wasn’t clear what phone he used. A video posted on­line shows fire­fighter res­cue crews pump­ing fresh air down the chute to the man through a hose. They even­tu­ally hauled him out us­ing a har­ness.

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