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Man Rescued from Trench in NJ, Fire Officials Say

Emergency officials are trying to rescue a person trapped in Mercer County, NJ

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A person was entrapped in a trench Thursday afternoon and emergency responders were able to pull the victim from the hole in Mercer County, New Jersey.

It is unclear how the person became trapped at a location in Hamilton Township along Hamilton Avenue. The victim could be seen shortly after 3 p.m. on a stretcher heading to an ambulance.

A fire chief said after the rescue that the man suffered signification lower body injuries, but that he was conscious and alert when emergency responders took him to a nearby hospital.

The rescue lasted more than 30 minutes.

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