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Colorado Springs Fire Department rescues woman from 10 foot hole Wednesday

Colorado Springs Fire Department
Posted at 1:53 PM, May 22, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Fire Department rescued a woman who was trapped in a 10 foot hole on Wednesday on the south side of Colorado Springs.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. along Cheyenne Boulevard, just south of the Stratton Open Space Ridgeway Avenue parking lot.

The hole is located was located in the backyard of a residence along Cheyenne Boulevard and crews worked to stabilize the hole before removing the woman.

Trench Rescue

According to a CSFD spokesperson, the hazardous materials team was called in to monitor the air quality inside the hole, and a Fort Carson Heavy Rescue team was also be assisting in rescue efforts.

Around 2:40 p.m. CSFD said the woman had been rescued and is being taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
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