California Plumber Was Rescued From A Crawlspace After Falling Asleep
In an alarming turn of events in a Northridge home Saturday afternoon, a plumber entered the house’s crawl space and seemingly vanished for three hours until the Los Angeles Fire Department came to the rescue.
Hiring The Plumber
The 50-year-old plumber had been hired by the homeowners to make repairs to the 1958 home but had failed to answer the owner’s calls when he entered the 3-foot tall crawl space beneath the 2,100-square-foot residence.
Calling The Fire Department
The Los Angeles Fire Department was called, and soon firefighters descended upon the house with chainsaws, preparing to cut holes in the floor to gain the best access to the cramped space in order to remove the missing worker.
To their surprise, the sound of the saws actually awoke the plumber, who, miraculously, was uninjured.
“LAFD crews, including those specially trained and equipped in Urban Search and Rescue arrived quickly to ventilate and monitor the enclosed environment, and soon visibly noted a small portion of the still unresponsive worker’s body at a distance,” Humphrey said.
“Firefighters cutting the second of two holes in the home’s floor with chainsaws to gain best access, and to assist in his efficient removal, awakened the sleeping worker, who soon thereafter crawled from the crawlspace uninjured,” he said.
Yes, He Was Napping In The Crawlspace
After paramedics arrived on the scene to evaluate the worker, he was allowed to crawl out of the crawlspace and go on his way.
It’s truly remarkable that the man escaped unscathed and that no greater emergency occurred, demonstrating once again the outstanding work of the Los Angeles Fire Department in saving lives.