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Woman rescued after arm gets stuck in floor drain

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NEWBERG, OR (KPTV) -

Newberg firefighters were called out to the Fred Meyer store at 3300 Portland Road after a woman got her arm stuck in a floor drain.

Newberg Fire said Lonnie, 24, who is an employee at that Fred Meyer was trying to retrieve a broom handle that was inside a floor drain. While moving her arm into the drain, she got it stuck up to her armpit.

Newberg Fire said Lonnie tried for about 20 minutes to free herself, but was unsuccessful and called 911.

When firefighters arrived they tried to use oil and soap, but that did not free her.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue were called in with their technical rescue team which has specialized equipment to cut concrete. 

The rescue team used concrete drills and jackhammers to break the concrete around the drain.

Newberg Fire said Lonnie was finally freed from the floor drain after about two hours. She was not seriously hurt.

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