Crews rescue man trapped at Pawleys Island construction site

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UPDATE: The man was 19 years old and was trapped in a hole that is roughly 12-15 feet deep, according to Midway Fire Rescue.

When he became trapped water was above his waist and rising. He was doing some road work when he got stuck, and remained conscious and talking while he was pulled out.

UPDATE: The Technical Rescue Team has successfully removed the patient. He is being treated by on-scene medics and transported to a local hospital.

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WBTW) – Crews are working to rescue a man buried up to his shoulders at a construction site.

The man is trapped and conscious, according to Midway Fire Rescue. The incident happened at 67 R B Thompson Way at about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.

MLK Boulevard is blocked. Authorities ask that people avoid the area.

Crews are performing an active technical rescue.

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