Video: Texas firefighters rescue man who was stuck in freight train car

San Antonio firefighters found the man “trapped inside a train car by materials shifting inside the car, pinning his foot,” a department spokesperson said


Mike Stunson
The Charlotte Observer

SAN ANTONIO — Firefighters in Texas rescued a man who they say was pinned inside a freight car of a train for more than 12 hours.

The rescue happened in San Antonio, where firefighters found the man “trapped inside a train car by materials shifting inside the car, pinning his foot,” a San Antonio Fire Department spokesperson said in a statement to McClatchy News.

It took more than an hour to free the Guatemalan man, who had climbed onto the train in Eagle Pass, about 140 miles southwest of San Antonio, KSAT reported. He entered the car by crawling through a small space but became trapped when “heavy coil” fell on his feet, according to KSAT.

Though he entered the train around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, his yells for help were not heard until Tuesday morning, Aug. 16 KENS 5 reported.

He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the fire department spokesperson told McClatchy News.

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