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Update: Crews work to rescue workers from water tower

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A dramatic rescue Monday night, atop a south Georgia water tower.  Three men were sandblasting the inside of the drained tank in Clinch County when something went wrong.

Three workers fell from a platform into a safety net inside the tank in Homerville about 5:20 Monday night.

Multiple agencies rushed to the scene, including Valdosta and Lowndes County firefighters who are specially trained for this kind of rescue.

They pulled 24-year old Jose Suarez Torres out about 8:45.  He had a broken arm.  A second worker was rescued uninjured about 15 minutes later.  32-year old Miguel Moreno was rescued about 9:15.  He suffered broken ribs.

The men worked for a utility service from Perry.

One first responder says one of the men apparently lost his balance and that caused all three to fall.

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