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Firefighters rescue 3 men after stairwell collapses in bar

February 22, 2019

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say three men were rescued after a stairwell collapsed at a bar in Appleton.

WBAY-TV reports that the incident happened early Friday morning at the Durty Leprechaun. Authorities say the stairs collapsed to a sub-basement about 25 feet below the actual basement and the three men were trapped.

Crews used a mechanical rope rigging system to lower a firefighter into the sub-basement and raise the men one at a time with a harness. Two of the men were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Firefighters did not say what caused the stairs to collapse.


Information from: WBAY-TV, http://www.wbay.com

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