Authorities rescued a man Wednesday night who fell through a manhole on the peninsula.

The 22-year-old Goose Creek man was out celebrating his birthday when he fell through a curb-side storm drain at America and Johnson streets around 9:20 p.m., Charleston police said.

When authorities arrived, the man was stuck in the drain with only his arms, left leg and head above ground, police said.

Firefighters rescued the man from the drain and paramedics took him to Roper Hospital for muscle strains that were believed to be minor, according to an incident report.

Shattered pieces of a manhole cover were found at the bottom of the drain, police said. The drain's metal frame was broken into four pieces.

Officials with Charleston Public Works and city of Charleston Streets and Sidewalks were notified about the damage, the report said.

Barricades were placed around the area to prevent someone else from falling in, police said.