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Firefighters rescue man caught in a crab trap from canal

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue rescues man caught in crab trap

A man fishing in a Northeast-Miami Dade canal was rescued by two firefighters Wednesday morning after he fell in and got caught in a crab trap.
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A man fishing in a Northeast-Miami Dade canal was rescued by two firefighters Wednesday morning after he fell in and got caught in a crab trap.

A man fishing on the banks of a Northeast-Miami Dade canal Wednesday morning was rescued by two firefighters after he fell in and got caught in a crab trap.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Spokeswoman Erika Benitez said firefighters responded to a report of a man in the canal at about 9:30 a.m. in the area of Northeast 163rd Street and Biscayne Boulevard.

Two firefighters, Charles Brodbeck and Arnold Segui, jumped in when they spotted the man struggling to stay afloat. The man was identified by WSVN-Channel 7 as Alfredo Roman.

“He was basically going under,” Benitez said, adding that the rescue happened to fall on International Firefighters Day.

The firefighters untangled the man and brought him to shore.

“He was very appreciative,” said Benitez.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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