Atlanta firefighters release video showing dramatic rescue of man trapped in air vent

Victim reported to have fallen up to 20 feet

Atlanta’s fire department has posted a dramatic video showing the rescue of a man who fell around 15 to 20 feet down an air shaft. 

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. at Coca-Cola's company headquarters, according to Fox5 Atlanta

An Atlanta firefighter descended an air shaft Tuesday to rescue a trapped man.

An Atlanta firefighter descended an air shaft Tuesday to rescue a trapped man. (Atlanta Fire Rescue Department)

"After a thorough assessment, it was determined extrication must happen vertically with assistance from nearly 40 firefighters," the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department posted on Facebook. 

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Video footage released by the department showed a firefighter rappelling down an air shaft before the victim was lifted out in a stretcher. 

The man reportedly suffered a leg injury and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.