Man Falls Down Shaft on Georgetown Campus

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A man had to be rescued after falling 20 feet down a ventilation shaft on the Georgetown campus.

The accident happened on Monday morning at 9:40 a.m. near the Yates Field House.

Fire officials said the man was airlifted from Georgetown for treatment, with serious to potentially life-threatening injuries.  The person is not a student, according to authorities.

The investigation continues.  Check back with NBC Washington for more updates as the story develops.

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