CSFD frees victim following trench collapse on Garden of the Gods Road


UPDATE: At last report, the patient has been freed.

According to CSFD, it took around 40 firefighters and an hour to free the patient from the trench.

Photo courtesy of CSFD

The individual was taken to an area hospital with lower extremity injuries.

ORIGINAL: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is working to free a person who became trapped following a trench collapse.

It happened in the 1900 block of W. Garden of the Gods Road, across from the Space Foundation Headquarters and Discovery Center, Wednesday morning.

According to CSFD, the victim is trapped at the legs. CSFD is utilizing a vacuum truck to rescue the individual.

CSFD described the operation as a “heavy rescue” with firefighters from multiple stations at the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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