Crews rescue man stuck in Gateway District storm drain

Fire and rescue crews helped a man to safety early Friday morning after he got stuck in a storm drain in Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis Fire Department says crews were called to the area of Second and Washington avenues south in the Gateway District just after 2:30 a.m. Officials were told the man had rapelled down a storm drain shaft behind a fenced area and then got stuck 85 feet down.

Rescue crews cut through the fencing, then set up a high point anchor rope system before scaling down and rescuing the man.

Authorities say nobody was injured in the incident.

The fire department didn’t say why the man was repelling down the storm drain shaft.