At least 1 rescued from storm drain at Lakewood-area golf course

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At least one person was rescued from a storm drain at a golf course in the Lakewood area, officials said.

The incident was reported about 10:25 a.m. along the 7400 block of East Carson Street, which is near the border with Long Beach, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. A search and rescue crew with the Long Beach Fire Department also responded to the scene.

Initial reports indicated up to four people had gone into the drain and were unable to get out, Inspector Henry Narvaez told KTLA.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed several fire engines and police vehicles the golf course parking lot adjacent to the storm drain along the sidewalk.

Several rescuers went into two different manholes in the area attempting to get the person out, aerial video showed.

Crews later sent in a robotic roving camera to try and locate the person inside, Long Beach fire officials said in a tweet.

Eventually, one person was able to get out of the drain safely, Narvaez said. That person was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

The rescue came as a powerful rain storm drenched Southern California.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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