Update on Abandoned Elevator Rescue

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Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Unit

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police have issued a follow-up advisory regarding the efforts to rescue a man who had apparently got lost inside an abandoned grain elevator. The incident happened at the elevator on Shipyard Drive just north of Marina Park.

Police say that a large number of emergency service resources were utilized for over two hours to search an abandoned elevator on Shipyard Drive for a26-year-oldd male who had climbed up the elevator and not returned down.

A 22-year-old female called for assistance just after 10:30 p.m. after she and the male had climbed up the elevator earlier in the evening and had become separated.

The woman reportedly had attempted for 90 minutes to locate him in the building and then became concerned for his welfare when she could not find him.

Fire Rescue personnel located the male uninjured and sleeping in the building around 12:30 a.m. He was safely removed from the building.

Both individuals where cautioned about the dangers of entering abandoned buildings and with regards to trespassing on private property.

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