UPDATE 2:30: The fire department tells us that a man in his forties became stuck in the trench and was buried up to his upper thighs. This happened while he was doing some work in the front yard of a home at 2413 35th Av W. The rescue was difficult because the dirt was sandy and it was challenging to dig him out safely. He is now on his way to Harborview with non life threatening injuries.
UPDATE 2:15pm: Our reporter at the scene says they have rescued the man from the trench. No word on his condition yet. Here is a photo from over the scene from the KIRO chopper.
Fire and medics are responding to a trench rescue at 2413 35th Av W. Early reports are that a man is buried up to mid-thigh in a trench that is 15 feet deep by 20 feet in length and four feet wide. There was a partial wall collapse. The man is breathing and alert.