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911 emergency call from man who fell into sewer pipe released

Orland Fire Protection District emergency rescue crews work to remove a man from a sewer pipe at about 145th and Harlem Avenue on Saturday night, Dec. 27, 2014. The man was walking along the forest preserve district returning to his car at 151st Street when he fell 20 feet down into the sewer pipe, using his phone to call 911Orland Fire Protection District emergency rescue crews work to remove a man from a sewer pipe at about 145th and Harlem Avenue on Saturday night, Dec. 27, 2014. The man was walking along the forest preserve district returning to his car at 151st Street when he fell 20 feet down into the sewer pipe, using his phone to call 911

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.

Click here to read the previous story.

Here are photos from the rescue (courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District).

Orland Fire Protection District emergency rescue crews work to remove a man from a sewer pipe at about 145th and Harlem Avenue on Saturday night, Dec. 27, 2014. The man was walking along the forest preserve district returning to his car at 151st Street when he fell 20 feet down into the sewer pipe, using his phone to call 911

Orland Fire Protection District emergency rescue crews work to remove a man from a sewer pipe at about 145th and Harlem Avenue on Saturday night, Dec. 27, 2014. The man was walking along the forest preserve district returning to his car at 151st Street when he fell 20 feet down into the sewer pipe, using his phone to call 911

Orland Fire Protection District emergency rescue crews work to remove a man from a sewer pipe at about 145th and Harlem Avenue on Saturday night, Dec. 27, 2014. The man was walking along the forest preserve district returning to his car at 151st Street when he fell 20 feet down into the sewer pipe, using his phone to call 911

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Ray Hanania is senior blogger for the Illinois News Network news site. He is an award winning former Chicago City Hall political reporter and columnist who covered the beat from 1976 through 1992 (From Mayor Daley to Mayor Daley). And, Hanania is a stubborn and loud critic of the biased mainstream American news media.

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.
RayHananiaINN

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RayHananiaINN
Ray Hanania is senior blogger for the Illinois News Network news site. He is an award winning former Chicago City Hall political reporter and columnist who covered the beat from 1976 through 1992 (From Mayor Daley to Mayor Daley). And, Hanania is a stubborn and loud critic of the biased mainstream American news media. 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. Hanania also 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.