By the Orland Fire Protection District
The Orland Fire Protection District released the dramatic 911 emergency call that a man who fell more than 20 feet down into an open sewer water pipe along Harlem Avenue in Orland Park made while trying to be rescued.
Officials of the Orland Fire Protection District rushed to the scene where the man was reportedly missing in the underground sewer, between 143rd Street and 151st Street.
You can use the Audio Player below to listen to the 911 audio file here.
Here are photos from the rescue (courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District).
Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992). He published The Villager Community Newspapers covering 12 Southwest suburban regions (1993-1997). Hanania also hosted live political news radio talkshows on WLS AM (1980 - 1991), and also on WBBM FM, WLUP FM, WSBC AM in Chicago, and WNZK AM in Detroit.
The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hananiaalso received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
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