Fire crews rescue man trapped under Blanchette Bridge

ST. CHARLES, MO – Police and fire units have rescued a man who has been trapped under the westbound span of the Blanchette Bridge near the Ameristar Casino.  He had been trapped since around 9:30 pm Tuesday night when the rescue call went out.

A St. Charles Fire Department spokesperson told Fox 2/News 11 that the adult man had somehow gotten underneath the westbound span via a catwalk to a support pylon.

Firefighters were able to reach the man and determined that he was uninjured.

A high angle rescue squad was deployed, and with the aid of a MoDOT boom truck was able to rescue the man at 12:15 am from underneath the bridge.

As a precaution, MoDOT had shut down the westbound lanes of I-70 on the Blanchette Bridge.