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Firefighters Rescue Teen After Alleged Attempted Restaurant Break-In
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: John Tincher
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 26, 2012 10:50 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012 11:13 AM EDT
Ashland , Boyd County , Kentucky
When Javier Mata arrived to work at El Rancho Grande Wednesday, he heard something unusual.
"I heard, ‘Help me, help me.’ So, I look up in the kitchen, and somebody was in the vent. So I called 911," Mata said.
Emergency workers say a 16-year-old boy was stuck in the vent after he tried to break into the restaurant about 1 a.m. He was unable to move for 10 hours, then it took several firefighters two hours to get him out.
Tom Adams with Boyd County Emergency Services said it wasn't an easy rescue. “We had two teams, a rope team with a pulley and a crew inside the kitchen,” Adams said. “We just didn't want to break his legs and that's what made this rescue so tedious."
Adams said the boy was rescued safely and went to a nearby hospital for treatment of dehydration and minor injuries to his legs. No word yet if charges will be filed.
Rescue crews were able to remove a teen who allegedly tried to break into an Ashland restaurant and was stuck in a vent on top of the building’s roof for 10 hours, police said.
The rescue attempt at Le Rancho Grande on Winchester Avenue began about 9:30 a.m., and the teen was removed from the vent about 11:30 a.m. He had leg injuries and was transported to the hospital. The condition of the teen and his name were unavailable.
Eyewitness News was told by the teen that he was trying to break into the restaurant when he became stuck in the vent. It was not clear whether any charges would be filed.
A teen allegedly trying to break into an Ashland restaurant apparently became stuck in a vent on top of the building, and emergency personnel were trying to remove him Wednesday from his precarious predicament.
Workers at Le Rancho Grande on Winchester Avenue told Eyewitness News that when they arrived to work about 9 a.m., they heard someone screaming for help. Workers said the person is a runaway teenager who has been stuck since early Wednesday morning.
Apparently, the teenager was trying to break in through a vent on top of the restaurant.
Numerous fire departments were on scene, and officers were waiting to arrest the suspect. Eyewitness News had a crew on the scene. Get the latest updates on this story on wchstv.com.
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