Woman has serious injuries after falling into a manhole

Posted at 2:04 PM, Jul 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 06:19:25-04

A woman has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries after somehow falling into a manhole and becoming trapped early Sunday morning.

A Baltimore City Fire Department unit was called to the intersection of Pearl St & W Lexington St around 4:30am for a report of a woman trapped. Officers found she had fallen and become trapped in the 10-foot manhole that conducts steam.  

They were able to get her out and she was taken to an area hospital.

One firefighter was also injured during the rescue; they were taken to a nearby hospital and have been treated.

There is no word on how the woman fell in.