The search has ended for a construction worker who was swept away after he was lowered into a storm sewer Tuesday morning in the 600 block of Foxwood Drive in Raymore MO..
It appears the man is still alive.
Crews from the South Metro along with the KC-MO Fire department are searching storm sewer lines for the man who was swept away after being lowered into the line by fellow workers to check if construction had interferred with the line's flow.
A safety rope or harness that was attached to the missing worker somehow became detacted from the worker- and he was swept down the line.
Morning rainshowers had dropped about a quarter-inch of rain in the area about an hour prior to the man's disappearance around 8 a.m..
At 9:25 a.m.- it's been announced that the missing man had been located "off 155th Street near Madison" and a medical helicopter has been requested.
Lifeflight-Eagle medical helicopter has transported the man- described as "approximately 40-years-old" to St. Luke's Plaza hospital.
The man was suffering from hypothermia among other medical issues- and the patient's condition was described as serious to critical after his "half-mile" trek inside the storm sewer line.