D.C. MAN FALLS INTO TRASH CHUTE
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. ●●●