Syracuse, N.Y. — Firefighters pulled a woman out of a storm sewer Saturday afternoon in downtown Syracuse.
The woman fell down the sewer around 4:15 p.m. near the Centro Transit Hub at 599 S. Salina St., according to Onondaga County 911 Center dispatches.
Emergency crews estimated she fell about 15 feet, Syracuse Fire Department spokesperson Capt. Matthew Craner said. Crews made contact with the woman when they first arrived and noted she was conscious and alert, he said.
The woman was too injured to climb up a ladder, Craner said. A firefighter attached to ropes was sent down the hole.
The woman was pulled up in a harness attached to a pulley system around 4:45 p.m., Craner said.
She appeared limp as emergency responders strapped her onto a stretcher. She was taken into an ambulance.
Her injuries are considered to be non-life-threatening, Craner said.
It’s not clear whether the drain was uncovered when the woman fell in.
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