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Central Islip Crews Rescue Man Trapped in Storm Drain

By FRANKIE VERDERAME , Correspondent | January 02, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 010221103

Central Islip, NY - At approximately 1:11 P.M. on January 2nd, the Central Islip FD was activated for a man who fell into a storm drain on Medea Way. Central Islip's chief arrived and confirmed that a male was about 10-ft. down the storm drain. The chief made contact with him and then requested Hauppauge’s rescue truck and the Technical Rescue Team to the scene. Firefighters worked alongside Hauppauge Vol. Ambulance members and Suffolk Police ESU Officers to remove the subject from the storm drain. The patient suffered a head injury, a possible spinal injury, and a possible leg injury. He was taken to a local trauma center for treatment. All units were on scene for more than an hour before turning it over to Suffolk Police.

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