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Aetna Crews Rescue Trapped Man In Newark

Newark – On Monday evening at approximately 7:45 p.m. Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company’s Quint 7 responded to the 100 block of Haines Street for a report of a worker stuck in the mud up to his knees in the bottom of a 6’×8′ hole.

Arriving rescue crews found the worker trapped and quickly began stabilizing the hole and working to extricate the patient. Ladder 9 and Rescue 8 responded as well as Chief Bowerson who established Newark Command.

Additional resources were requested including the Trench Rescue matrix, Wilmington Fire Department Squad 4, and New Castle County Paramedics. The patient was successfully extricated after 30 minutes and the specialty teams were cancelled.

The patient was evaluated by Aetna EMT’s and New Castle County Paramedics but refused transport to the hospital.

Image Credits: Dave Wilson

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