BEAVERCREEK — A woman stuck in the storm sewer system in the Lowe’s parking had been trapped there for a couple hours before a passerby heard her calling for help and partially sticking out, said Beavercreek Twp. Fire Department Deputy Chief Scott Dorsten.
Crews were called around 3:45 p.m. to the home improvement store located at 2850 Centre Drive.
Rescuers had to cut the storm sewer grate to free the woman.
The woman was taken to Soin Medical Center to be evaluated.
The woman did not enter the sewer from the parking lot. Fire crews are unsure how she accessed the storm sewer system, Dorsten said.
“What we ended up doing was just cutting around the storm grate to free it up,” he said. “It had recently been paved over.”
The woman was then able to climb out. The water level was about 3 feet deep, the deputy chief said.
The woman was taken to Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek to be checked out.
Julie Klick of Beavercreek was at Lowe’s to go shopping this afternoon. She was among onlookers who were cheering on the firefighters during the rescue operation.
“I got a video of her coming out,” Klick said.
Woman stuck in storm sewer in Beavercreek
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