The Suffolk Police, the Central Islip and Hauppauge fire departments and Central Islip-Hauppauge Ambulance responded to a technical rescue on Medea Way in Central Islip. An elderly male fell into a street sewer drain in an apartment housing complex. Firefighters, medics and police using specialized equipment spent 45 minutes to remove the man from the confined space over 10-feet below grade. Central Islip-Hauppauge Ambulance transported the man to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore in serious but stable condition. 

– Fire News photos by Joseph C. Sperber