PEORIA — Firefighters had to use pry-bars and rope to rescue a man trapped in a storm drain Thursday afternoon in North Peoria.
Shortly after 2 p.m., they were called to the 800 block of West Trailcreek Drive, just south of the intersection of Knoxville Avenue and Pioneer Parkway for a 36-year-old man unable to get out of a storm drain, according to a Fire Department news release.
According to Peoria Police, the victim was high on methamphetamine and thought people were chasing after him. Paranoid, he got into the drain and then got stuck. He is being treated at a local hospital.
Fire crews used pry-bars and rope to remove the cover to the storm drain, and the man was taken out by about 2:18 p.m., the release stated.
The man was taken by ambulance to OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, where his condition was not immediately known.