A man was injured when he got stuck in a drain on Jeremie Street, Castries after 5:30 p.m. today.
A crowd gathered as several persons tried to release the swollen leg of 39-year-old Agard resident, Michael Jn Baptiste, from the grill.
Emergency officials – fire, police and ambulance personnel – eventually showed up to assist him.
A police source said Jn Baptiste sustained a laceration to his right leg, “the outer part of the leg below the kneee”.
Several persons at the scene were overheard saying he should file legal action against the City Council and the government for compensation.
“Last week a lady leg went in that… now look a man,” a witness told St. Lucia News Online.
Another witness said: “…. The (men’s) foot get big in like a minute. The way the leg swell it was over the grill. That amaze me, I couldn’t believe that. The way the man leg go down in the grill. Awa, eh, I feel so sorry for him, my heart hurt me.”