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Rescuers pull man alive from Haiti shop rubble

By Associated Press
Saturday, January 23, 2010 17:37 EDT
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Rescuers have pulled a 23-year-old man alive from the rubble of a fruit and vegetable shop in Haiti, 11 days after an earthquake crumbled the capital city.

The man was placed on a stretcher and given fluids intraveneusouly. French medics were treating him.

French Civil Protection Lt. Col. Christophe Renou told The Associated Press the man is in good condition. Earlier, rescuers dug a tunnel to reach him and give him water.

Rescues have become increasingly rare since the magnitude-7.0 quake leveled the city Jan. 12, killing an estimated 200,000 people.

Earlier Saturday, the United Nations announced an end to rescue operations. Still, dozens of teams continue to pick through the rubble.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – A French official says a 23-year-old man has been found alive and in good condition beneath the rubble of a fruit and vegetable shop in Haiti, 11 days after an earthquake crumbled the capital city.

French Civil Protection Lt. Col. Christophe Renou tells The Associated Press that the man is still in the debris, but rescuers have tunneled a hole to get him water.

Renou says a doctor examined the man and reported he was in good health Saturday.

Rescues have become increasingly rare since the magnitude-7.0 quake leveled the city Jan. 12, killing an estimated 200,000 people.

Earlier Saturday, the United Nations announced an end to rescue operations. Still, dozens of teams continue to pick through the rubble.

 
 
 
 
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