Naked man calling for help rescued from Duluth sewer system

It's unclear why the man undressed and went into the sewer system.
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A naked man has been rescued after spending a day and night in Duluth's sewer system. 

A city spokesperson said Thursday that the naked man was helped out of the downtown sewer system Thursday evening. He had been in the sewer for more than 24 hours, having been seen entering a sewer pipe near Interstate 35 and S. 3rd Ave. around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. 

Duluth Fire Department was contacted about the man entering the sewer pipe, and soon thereafter recovered clothing from a nearby manhole. Authorities searched for the man for two hours before leaving the scene Wednesday. 

City officials said that a passerby heard the man calling for help from a manhole near Wells Fargo on the 200 block of W. Superior St. around 5 p.m. Thursday.

A ladder was used to help the man, who was "visibly in distress," out of the sewer. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for hypothermia.  

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