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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Firefighters came to the rescue of an urban explorer who got stuck in a tunnel under a mill in Minneapolis.

Authorities say the man was stick in the pipes under the Pillsbury A Mill for more than two hours. Fire officials sent in a technical rescue team to find an access point from the abandoned Pillsbury Mill on the other side of the road. KSTP-TV (http://tinyurl.com/ck5wglv ) says rescuers were able to climb down a ladder inside the mill and then lower themselves to the pipe system using ropes.

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The man was able to walk to a waiting ambulance. Authorities say urban exploring is a dangerous activity and illegal.

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Information from: KSTP-TV, http://www.kstp.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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