Arizona firefighters are helping Mexican officials search for a missing man who apparently fell into a sinkhole and was swept away by drain pipes.
ABC 15 News reports the man fell into a large sinkhole and was swept away by a storm drain in Hermosillo, Mexico last Monday. The city of Pheonix sent technical advisors from the Pheonix fire department to help officials with the search and rescue.
“The Phoenix Fire Dept advisory team along with Councilman Nowakowski and Councilwoman Guardado have returned safely from Hermosillo Mexico. The team was able to assist and lend their technical expertise to the responders in Hermosillo in a complex rescue operation of a missing adult male that fell into a sink hole and was swept underground into a storm drain. Through our Sister Cities program, and with the generosity of Cutter Aviation, our members were able to make the trip and ensure operations were conducted effectively and safely.”
Officials said in a statement that the man could have been carried through several drainage pipes.
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As of today, the man is still missing but search efforts have been ongoing since Friday. His identity and previous whereabouts were not revealed to the public.