HOBART, Ind. – A private contractor was injured while entering a manhole for maintenance work at Festival Park Monday.
According to rescue workers, the Hobart Fire Department swiftly responded, enlisting the expertise of the District 1 Technical Rescue Team to extricate the worker from the hazardous situation.
Subsequently, the injured individual was airlifted by the University of Chicago Aeromedical Network (UCAN) to a trauma center in Chicago, where they are currently listed in critical condition.
“Our thoughts are with this person and their family. May they have a speedy recovery” Hobart Fire said in a statement Monday.
The identity of the victim was not released.