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Firefighters rescue man who fell 30 feet into concrete pit

Ten firefighters and two medics responded to the scene in Fort Lupton on Tuesday night.

FORT LUPTON, Colo. — Ten firefighters in Fort Lupton helped rescue a man who fell about 30 feet into a concrete pit on Tuesday night, according to a tweet from Fort Lupton Fire.

At about 8:45 p.m., fire and paramedic crews were called to Golden Aluminum at 1405 East 14th Street after receiving a report that a man had fallen into a pit. Crews arrived on scene within six minutes, according to the tweet, and worked to ensure the environment was safe enough for rescuers to enter. 

Credit: Fort Lupton Fire

Crews then initiated medical care on the man while setting up a technical rope rescue using a haul system and stokes basket that was rigged to a crane, the tweet says. 

About 30 minutes later, crews were able to successfully extricate the man from the pit. It's unclear how severe his injuries are. 

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