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VIDEO: Crews free man after getting arm stuck in water pipe

Crews free man after getting arm stuck in water pipe.

Crews Free Water District Worker With Hand, Arm Stuck in Line: SDFD

Crews briefly turned off the water supply for a line serving all of 4S Ranch to help rescue a worker who somehow got his arm and hand stuck inside the valve of a 48-inch water line.

The Metropolitan Water District worker had his arm stuck in the water release pipe for nearly two hours while crews worked to free him, San Diego Fire-Rescue (SDFD) Capt. Amador said.

OPINION: Desalination Plant Lessens Local Impacts of State Emergency Regulation

Over the past several months, the San Diego County Water Authority joined with its member agencies and local civic and business groups to advocate for state policies that reflected local water supply investments and conditions. The proposed modifications were designed to achieve important statewide water management goals in a more equitable and sustainable manner, allow communities to receive the benefits of their investments in water supply reliability and minimize unnecessary impacts to ratepayers.