SAN JOSE -- A rescue team lowered into the depths of a storm drain beneath a mobile home park Thursday morning after getting reports of a trapped woman, but didn't find anyone, according to the San Jose Fire Department.

Someone called 911 around 8:30 a.m. to report a woman was in a manhole and had gotten stuck, at the Spanish Cove mobile home park on Senter Road just south of Tully Road, the fire department said.

Firefighters responded but could not immediately find the woman, and whoever made the emergency call could not be located, Fire Capt. Cleo Doss said.

SJFD's Urban Search-and-Rescue (USAR) team used a pulley system to lower to a 1,000-foot-long underground pipe that connects the property to Coyote Creek, which runs northeast of the site. They crawled the length of the pipe to ensure no one was trapped and didn't find anyone.

Officials said they are familiar with the pipe, since in the past kids were known to yell from the pipe's outdoor outlet into the creek, and sound travels to give the impression that someone might be inside.



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