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Denver firefighters rescue man stuck in storm drain on I-25

DENVER -- A man was stuck in a storm drain on northbound Interstate 25 at 20th Street on Friday evening, according to the Denver Fire Department.

A large number of first responders worked to rescue him. Several lanes of northbound I-25 were blocked during the operation.

Firefighters opened the grate covering the drain and eventually helped him out. He was put on a stretcher and taken to an ambulance. His condition was not immediately known.

Drivers on I-25 said they heard screams and saw a hand sticking up through a storm drain grate on the highway. Some called police.

The Denver Police Department did not know how the man got in the drain.