Firefighters rescue man who fell into 50-foot trench in East Hollywood

Firefighters Thursday rescued a person who fell into an approximately 50-foot trench in East Hollywood.

Shortly before 9 a.m., an adult male fell into a trench on a construction site located at 1411 N. Hobart Boulevard. 

The man was responsive and communicating with firefighters, officials said.

Firefighters were able to secure the man with a two-line rope system in order to hoist him out of the trench.

It took firefighters a little over 30 minutes to free the man. He was then transported by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation.

Additional details were not immediately available.