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Mon Apr 2, 2018, 11:12 PM

"Boy who fell in Los Angeles drainage pipe found alive " CNN:


By Cheri Mossburg and Joe Sterling, CNN
Updated 8:31 PM ET, Mon April 2, 2018

Los Angeles (CNN) Rescuers in Southern California on Monday morning spotted and extricated a boy who was stuck in a maze of drainage pipes for about 12 hours, authorities said.

Searchers doggedly inspecting a complex drainage system network found Jesse Hernandez, 13, at a Burbank location around dawn.

The boy was given a cell phone to call his family after he was plucked from danger, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

"I've never seen a command post of big burly guys so filled with joy," department spokesman Erik Scott said.

The harrowing incident began during an Easter gathering of 20 family members at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. The boy was believed to have been playing on an old shack in the late afternoon when boards covering a pipe opening gave way. He fell about 25 feet into a sewer pipe.

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Mon Apr 2, 2018, 11:22 PM

1. Omigod, what great happy news!

I am so relieved. These stories so often end in sorrow.

But not this one!

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Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:08 AM

2. Wow...

He traveled three-quarters of a mile, in a 4 feet wide pipe containing 2 feet of liquid. After identifying the most likely area to search, albeit over a mile long, they dropped in floating cameras as well as ones that 'crawl' along the bottom of the pipes underwater. One of the cameras spotted hand prints on the wall of a pipe, which led them to the right maintenance hatch to open.

I imagine that he's receiving every antibiotic known to medicine right now.

A longer article: http://abcnews.go.com/US/authorities-search-boy-fell-drainage-pipe-los-angeles/story?id=54170554

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