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Man rescued after Hamlet cave-in

Courtesy: Hamlet Fire and Rescue

HAMLET — A man had to be rescued Thursday afternoon following a cave-in.

A contractor was working on a collapsed sewer line near the intersection of N.C. 177 and Charlotte Street when he was trapped following a cave in, according to Mayor Bill Bayless.

The victim was quickly rescued and sent to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond in Rockingham, Bayless said, adding that he was conscious and breathing when he was put into the ambulance.

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“It didn’t take long to get him out,” Bayless said. “Hamlet Rescue did a fine job.”

 

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