Trash, not man, trapped in Jersey City manhole pipe

JERSEY CITY - (AP) - It turns out a worker wasn't stuckinside a pipe in New Jersey's second-largest city. Jersey City Fire Chief Darren Rivers says it was actually a bagof trash. He says workers with the Jersey City Incinerator Authority werechecking the pipe with a camera when they thought they saw a humanbody part at 5:30 a.m. Friday. Emergency crews converged on the scene of the manhole. Firefighters set up a hoist and two rescuers wearing air packsand hazardous material suits spent about 30 minutes down the holebefore they emerged just before 8 a.m. The fire chief says the only thing they found was the bag oftrash.

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