Fire crews rescue naked man from storm drain

Published: Feb. 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 20, 2018 at 2:08 PM MST
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(Source: Tucson Fire Department)
(Source: Tucson Fire Department)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson Fire Department crews rescued a naked man from a storm drain near Tucson High Magnet School on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

The man was found after someone heard him calling for help, according to a post on the TFD Facebook page.

The man, who was not identified, is expected to be OK. He was taken to a hospital.

Barrett Baker of TFD said the man was there for several days, and he suspects drugs may have been a factor.

The man told fire crews he thought he had been there since Friday.

The fire department wants to remind the public that storm drains and people do not mix.

Baker said storm drains have no airflow.

Heat and flowing water from rain can also be very dangerous.

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