Man falls 15 feet into hole while trying to escape the cold

Authorities said the victim couldn’t climb back out of the hole due to a leg injury.

SAN ANTONIO — A man fell 15 feet into a manhole while he was trying to get out of the cold, the San Antonio Fire Department said.

Crews were called to the 100 block of Menchaca Street north of downtown to rescue the man.

Authorities said the victim couldn’t climb back out of the hole due to a leg injury. It took about 20 minutes to reach him, but he is expected to be okay.

This comes as very strong wind gusts are sweeping through Bexar County following overnight storms. The gusts have been recorded at 46 MPH on Friday morning.

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