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Workers trapped in pond, three rushed to hospital

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It started with one man pinned against a drain pipe in this pond. Then, three men were in trouble. Firefighters say you shouldn't endanger yourself to try and help someone else, one man said he was glad he did just that earlier today.

A man working on this pond who didn't want to be identified said he was on the shore when another man ran into trouble.

He hollered, 'Help!'...he hollered, 'Help!'," he said.

That man was James Marshall. His uncle said he had just cut off the top of a drain pipe when the force of the water pinned him to the pipe. He said two other workers tried to help, but they got stuck too. That's when the worker we talked with rushed in.

"I wasn't thinking about nothing. I was just going to help the guy. I know they was going to come out of there one way or another. I just pulled with everything I had in me and I got him out," he said.

The worker we spoke with said he didn't even know the other people's names, but that didn't matter.

"I wasn't going to feel right, seeing someone hurt, you know, without helping. I'm just glad we was there," he said.

That man told me the workers had been doing everything by the book, including wearing life jackets. Officials at UK Hospital said Marshall was in fair condition. They said a man who had tried to help him, Mark Wood, was in serious condition.


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