Man ‘extracted’ from restaurant grease vent after being stuck inside for two days

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
The man was stuck inside the grease vent for two days before he was rescued (Alameda County Sheriff)

A man who was stuck inside a filthy grease vent at a Chinese restaurant in California has finally been rescued.

The 29-year-old was said to be physically exhausted after his ordeal and suffering from dehydration, but is expected to make a full recovery.

The man was discovered after emergency services responded to reports of ‘a faint voice calling for help’ from the building in San Lorenzo, near Oakland, San Francisco.

Voices could be heard coming from the rooftop vent (Alameda County Sheriff)
An investigation is underway to determine whether the man was trying to trespass and steal from the restaurant (Alameda County Sheriff)

An investigation found that the voice was coming from the rooftop vent and emergency crews discovered the man stuck inside, covered in grease and oil.

It took nearly an hour to pull the man out of his tiny prison, before he was taking to hospital for treatment.

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Police say the man may not have survived another day trapped inside the vent.

Officers have now begun an investigation to determine whether the man was using the vent to try and break into the restaurant to vandalise or steal from the property.

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