Man rescued from 30-foot-deep hole in East Hemet

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EAST HEMET (CNS) - A man working behind a home in East Hemet plunged into a 30-foot deep trench today, requiring firefighters to pull him to safety. The rescue operation was mounted just after 4 p.m. in the 41900 block of Crest Drive, near Piedmont Way, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Firefighters reached the location within a few minutes and found the victim, whose identity was not released, in the deep recess, possibly an abandoned well, officials said. The man was unhurt and talking when a crew made contact with him. Using a pulley system rigged on-site, firefighters reeled the man back to the surface at about 4:30 p.m., according to reports from the scene. He did not require hospitalization. It was unclear what kind of work the victim was doing and
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