Firefighters rescue 2 from Phoenix storm drain

Published 9:47 am Monday, July 18, 2016

PHOENIX — A man and a woman who became stuck after crawling miles through a storm drain system have been rescued by Phoenix firefighters.

Fire officials say the two entered a storm drain early Sunday morning to search for a dog.

According to firefighters, they crawled several miles and then became trapped.

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A bicyclist riding by heard their screams for help and called 911 sometime before 1 a.m.

Firefighters spent nearly an hour using tools to gain access into the storm drain and rescue the victims.

Both people, who are in their early 40s, showed no signs of injury.