California construction crew find two people living in cave

VALLEJO, Calif. — Construction crews working to rebuild a bridge Friday in the San Francisco Bay Area were surprised to find two people living in a cave dug into an embankment.

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Workers were digging at the site when they discovered the two unidentified cave dwellers living in a tunnel about 20 feet long and 3 feet high, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

“We called in the police and fire departments to make sure we didn’t injure anyone,” project manager Tom Walker said. “It’s a rescue operation.”

Crews started working last week on rebuilding an aged two-lane bridge that connects to Mare Island. The new span is expected to be finished by the end of the year.

“It’s really common to have homeless encampments under bridges but this is the first time I’ve seen something like this,” Walker said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.