September 22, 2023


SUN CITY CENTER — Firefighters rescued a man who fell into a trench at a construction site Thursday.

The man was working inside a 20-foot-deep trench before noon near Cortaro Drive and Sun City Center Boulevard, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. While working, he fell further into the hole, about an additional 5 feet.

Multiple units responded to the scene, including heavy rescue, special operation units and additional fire rescue personnel. The team set up a hauling system and removed the man from the hole in about 20 to 25 minutes, officials said.

The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was in fair condition and was transported to a local hospital, fire rescue officials said.

There were no reports of injuries to other civilians or fire rescue personnel.

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