Chinese Man Rescued from Underwater Shaft

After spending 80 hours trapped in an underwater shaft, a Chinese man was freed on Sunday, and officials were overjoyed at his rescue.

According to CNN, 43-year-old Fan Shengjia became trapped while he was working inside the narrow shaft on an offshore operation platform off China's east coast and it buckled under tidal pressure.

Officials were able to send food and water to Fan through a pipe, according to the CNN report.

After three days of clearing debris, officials were finally able to free Fan, prompting large cheers from the large group of workers on board the platform.

Fan was taken to a hospital in Pinghu City as a precaution, although he appeared to be uninjured.

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