The Denver Post - - NEWS - Vito Mag­gi­olo, DC Fire and EMS Depart­ment — The As­so­ci­ated Press

WASHINGTON» A man look­ing for a dropped cell­phone ended up in a stinky sit­u­a­tion, tum­bling into a build­ing’s trash chute, where he had to be res­cued.

Washington Fire spokesman Vito Mag­gi­olo said the man was throw­ing out trash at an apart­ment build­ing when he thought he dropped the cell­phone in the chute.

Mag­gi­olo said the man leaned in to check and fell in­side.

Mag­gi­olo said the man was able to call 911 from in­side the trash chute around 3 a.m. Sun­day, although it wasn’t clear which phone he used. Res­cue crews pumped fresh air down the chute to the man through a hose. They even­tu­ally hauled him out us­ing a har­ness.

Mag­gi­olo said the man didn’t ap­pear to be hurt. ●●●

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