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Man falls 25 ft through storm grate in east Charlotte

A man was taken to the hospital Tuesday after officials say he fell through a storm grate in east Charlotte.

The incident happened just before 9 p.m. on Albemarle Road near Sharon Amity Road.

Officials at the scene told WBTV that the man, whose name has not been released, was looking at two vehicles for sale at Sailboat Bay Apartments when he fell 25 feet through the grate.

The man was able to climb up a ladder himself before being taken to the hospital. He is expected to be okay.

Officials did not say how exactly the man was able to fall through the grate.