Syracuse man presumed dead after falling into manhole

Syracuse, NY (WROC) – A man is believed to have drowned after slipping into the city’s sewer system during flooding there last night.

Police say 28-year-old Brandon Closure was driving when his car got stuck in high water.  Investigators say he then got out of his car and tried to help another person whose vehicle had also become trapped.  Police say Closure was pushing the car when he stepped near an exposed manhole.

Authorities believe the cover was swept away during the flooding and Closure fell in.  Crews are still trying to recover his body.

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