Emergency Crews Respond To Man Found Unconscious In Manhole

Sep 24, 2013

DeKalb-area emergency crews responded Monday night to a 47-year-old man who was found unconscious in a manhole. The incident happened around 6:00 p.m. at Illini Farms in Kingston. 

Lifeline Helicopter - file photo
Credit OSF St. Anthony

According to a release from the the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, the unidentified man was extricated from the manhole which was about 15-18 feet deep. Two other employees at the swine farm who tried to help the victim were assisted out and treated.

The victim was airlifted from the scene and taken to St. Anthony's Medical Center in Rockford.

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