Workers on Scene of Broken Pipeline Sewer in City of Miami Beach

People are advised not to go in the water along the eastern portion of Biscayne Bay, the Collins Canal and Indian Creek

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013  |  Updated 5:05 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Man Drank and Smoked Before Jumping Into Sewer: Cops

NBC 6 South Florida

Aerial footage showed workers responding along Dade Boulevard.

Photos and Videos

Crews Repair Water Main Break in Miami Beach

Crews were on-scene in Miami Beach Saturday repairing a water main break.

Man Drank and Smoked Before Jumping Into Sewer: Cops

Richard Brandenburg, 49, was in critical condition Wednesday after falling into a storm drain in Miami Beach while trying to help a woman find her keys, authorities said. Witnesses told police he drank half a pint of white rum and smoked a few cigarettes before he jumped into the sewer. Brandenburg said that he needed to warm up because the water was cold, according to the police report. Miami Beach Fire Rescue Capt. Adonis Garcia and witness James Vizuette spoke about the case.
More Photos and Videos

A pipeline sewer broke in the area of Dade Boulevard, Convention Center Drive and Meridian Avenue at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, a Miami Beach city spokeswoman said.

People are advised to not go in the water along the eastern portion of Biscayne Bay, the Collins Canal and Indian Creek, city spokeswoman Nanette Rodriguez said.

Aerial footage showed workers responding along Dade Boulevard. Traffic was not affected.

The pipeline will be repaired around midnight, Rodriguez said.

More Local Stories:

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our New iPad App
Now optimized for iPad, NBC 6... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out