CHICAGO (STMW) – A Cook County Jail inmate was rescued from a hole in the ground after jumping in Saturday afternoon.

Fire Media Affairs said about 2:20 p.m. that emergency crews were conducting a “trench rescue” at 2715 S. Sacramento Ave. on the South Side to bring the person above ground.

Officials initially reported that the person was a construction worker — before saying about 2:50 p.m. that it was an inmate at Cook County Jail who had jumped in a hole and was “now trapped in soft ground.”

A 3:09 p.m. Fire Media update said the person was out of the hole and being taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with “minor complaints.”

It was not immediately clear why the unidentified inmate went into the hole.

No further details were available and police were not able to comment.

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