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Man rescued after falling into 12-foot hole in his home

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

Rockford firefighters pulled a man to safety after they said he fell into a basement utility shaft in his home.

It happened just before 2 p.m. on Sewell Street on the city's southeast side.

Crews said the man hurt his leg and could not get himself out of the 12-foot hole by himself.

It took the Rockford Technical Response Team to pull him out and onto a stretcher waiting by.

Firefighters said the man had lower body fractures and cuts on his arms.

The man was taken to the hospital where he is receiving treatment Monday night.

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