Man spends 36 hours in drain trying to retrieve phone

Savannah Meacham
AAP
1 Min Read
A man trying to retrieve his phone has told emergency services he was stuck in a drain for 36 hours.
A man trying to retrieve his phone has told emergency services he was stuck in a drain for 36 hours. Credit: AAP

A man has been rescued after spending 36 hours in Brisbane’s drain system trying to retrieve his phone.

A rescue operation with paramedics and two Queensland Fire and Emergency Service crews was launched in Kangaroo Point, in Brisbane’s inner city, on Monday morning after a resident spotted the man inside a drain.

Firefighters lifted the lid on the drain so the man could climb out with rescue efforts taking all of five minutes.

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The man, aged in his 30s, told emergency services he had been stuck for about 36 hours after entering a drain to retrieve his phone.

He was taken to the Mater Hospital in a stable condition and treated for abrasions and exposure to the cold.

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