Man Trapped In Merritt Island Culvert – 20 Feet Deep For 8 Hours
By Space Coast Daily // October 21, 2012
Stuck For Eight Hours
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Brevard County Fire Rescue crews rescued a man Sunday morning from a dangerous culvert on Merritt Island.
Taylor said the call was dispatched at 9:57 a.m.
Firefighters responded to the area of E. Hall Road and Sea Island Lane where they found a man in his mid-20’s about 20 feet below grade in a culvert originally built as part of a housing development that was not completed.
Taylor sad firefighters lowered a 24-foot ladder into the hole and the man was able to climb to safety without further assistance.
The unidentified man told rescuers he had been walking in the area around 1:30 a.m. when he fell into the hole and became trapped.
He was discovered nearly eight hours later when a passerby walking a dog heard him calling for help and called 911.
The man sustained minor injuries and refused transport to a hospital for further evaluation.