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Utility workers rescued after scary fall

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

HOMERVILLE, GA (WALB) –A dramatic rescue 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.

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.

This is video of 32-year old Miguel Moreno being rescued about 9:15.

He suffered broken ribs.

"From what other emergency workers have told us this is the first time they've heard of a water tower emergency," said Len Robbins, Clinch County EMA Spokesman.

The men worked for a utility service from Perry.

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