Video: Responders race clock to rescue man caught in trench collapse
A pipe burst while he was working on it; rescuers made a daring save as water and mud rose around him
NEW MARKET, Md. — Racing the clock. Rescue workers in Frederick County worked to save a man trapped in a trench as the water rose around him.
Meghan McCorkell has the daring rescue.That man was working on a municipal water main when it burst, trapping him in the trench. Water and mud rose around a construction worker trapped in a trench. “It was a pretty dangerous situation. He was up to here,” said neighbor Dan Batt.
Rescue officials say the 49-year-old man was working on a municipal water main near Eaglehead Drive in New Market when a pipe burst just after 3 o’clock.