Chicago city worker rescued after becoming trapped in hole

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Fire department rescue in progress Photo credit Chicago Fire Media

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago firefighters freed a Water Department worker who became stuck in a hole Wednesday afternoon in South Shore.

The woman was helping with a water main project near 67th and East End Avenue when the incident occurred.

The hole began filling with water, so fire department teams used a vacuum and other tools to clear the hole and help her climb out.

The employee reportedly was in good condition.