CHICAGO (CBS) — Calls for help from at least 12 feet below ground; authorities have released the audio from a call to 911 made by a man who fell through a manhole into a sewer in the south suburbs on Saturday evening.
When the man named Steve was walking along Harlem Avenue – somewhere between 143rd and 151st Street – he fell into a sewer.
Fortunately, he had his cell phone – and called 911.
OPERATOR: “OK, so nobody can see you waving your hands in the street, right?”
STEVE: “Pardon me?”
OPERATOR: “They can’t see you waving your hands, or anything, right? You’re completely in the sewer?”
STEVE: “Oh, there’s no way you could see me wave my hands, because I’m about 12 feet below…”
OPERATOR: “You’re below…”
STEVE “I’m about 12 feet below the ground.”