Worker rescued after falling into water tank on ship

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Firefighters had to do a 50-foot vertical extrication to rescue the worker, who suffered a leg injury and was taken to UCSD Medical Center in an ambulance. 

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SAN DIEGO — Firefighters rescued a worker that fell in a ship while it was under maintenance Tuesday.

The ship, called USS Anchorage, was at BAE Systems on Belt Street in Barrio Logan when a worker fell 10 to 12 feet down into an empty water tank around 11:14 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Firefighters had to do a 50-foot vertical extrication to rescue the worker, who suffered a leg injury and was taken to UCSD Medical Center in an ambulance.

The current condition of the victim is unknown.

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