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Man falls down manhole in Spartanburg Co.

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Firefighters and law enforcement have the area blocked off along Groce Road where the man fell. (Mar. 28, 2013/FOX Carolina) Firefighters and law enforcement have the area blocked off along Groce Road where the man fell. (Mar. 28, 2013/FOX Carolina)
LYMAN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Firefighters worked to rescue a man who fell down a nearly 20-feet-deep manhole in Spartanburg County Thursday night.

Fire trucks from four local departments were called to Groce Road in Lyman after the man fell through an open hole into a concrete shaft, according to crews at the scene.

Rescuers said it took about an hour to get the man out of the hole, which was estimated between 10 and 20-feet deep.

"Some of the guys heard him yelling out for help and found him sitting at the bottom of the pit talking to us," Tyger River Fire District Chief Jim Redd said. "He stood up and walked around. He was just relieved to get out."

Crews said the shaft was part of a mill that had been torn down.

Authorities said the man was taken to the hospital with some injuries but was expected to be okay.

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