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UPDATE: Crews rescue man trapped in trench near Keystone

 Pennington County Search and Rescue car used on a search mission. (KOTA TV)
Pennington County Search and Rescue car used on a search mission. (KOTA TV) (KOTA)
Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 8:13 PM CDT
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KEYSTONE, S.D. (KOTA) - 10:43 p.m.: Authorities say a man trapped in a dirt trench southeast of Keystone has been freed.

At 5:25 p.m. Monday, the victim was removed from a 10-to-12-foot excavation trench on private property on the 2000 block of Nellie Lane in unincorporated Pennington County, according to Pennington County Fire Service.

Specialized equipment was required to extricate the man, including a vacuum excavation truck, and crews from Rapid City Fire Department Urban Heavy Rescue, Pennington County Search and Rescue and the Rapid City Solid Waste Division were requested to provide support.

The man was sent to Monument Health Rapid City Hospital to be treated for unknown injuries. His name has not been released to the public.

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According to the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, a man is trapped in a trench on the outskirts of Keystone.

A call came in just after 2 PM on July 26, Keystone Ambulance Service and Battle Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded first, followed by a call for specialized support from Pennington County Search and Rescue and the Heavy Rescue Team at the Rapid City Fire Department.

The current condition of the individual is unknown, we will update you as we get more information.

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