Naked man rescued from Duluth sewer

DULUTH, Minn. — A naked man was rescued from a sewer in downtown Duluth on Thursday, officials said.

Officials in the northern Minnesota city said first responders pulled the man to safety around 5:10 p.m., KBJR reported.

It was not clear why the man was naked, or why he was in the sewer.

The rescue comes after authorities received a report about a man who had entered a manhole Wednesday afternoon, the television station reported.

The man’s clothes were found near the manhole, city officials said.

After ending their search Wednesday, first responders returned Thursday after receiving a report about a man yelling for help from under a manhole cover, the Duluth News Tribune reported.

Firefighters lifted the manhole and found a man "visibly in distress," according to a news release from the city of Duluth. Firefighters placed a ladder down the manhole. The man, who has not been identified, was able to climb out, the News Tribune reported. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated for hypothermia, the newspaper reported.

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