Rescue operation launched after man becomes stuck under trailer in Lake Elsinore

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LAKE ELSINORE (CNS) – A man who became trapped underneath a trailer in Lake Elsinore today was able to crawl out under his own power, without firefighters having to use heavy equipment to free him.

The victim, whose name was not released, was reported to be stuck beneath the singe-wide trailer about 12:20 p.m. near the intersection of 11th Street and Tereticornis Avenue, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

It was unclear how or why the man got under the trailer. Firefighters were preparing to deploy heavy lifting devices to effect a rescue when the victim crawled out on his own shortly after 1 p.m., according to the fire department.

He did not require medical treatment.