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Monday, 2 April 2018

Missing boy who fell into Los Angeles sewer found alive


Jesse Hernandez, 13, was missing for 12 hours before sanitation workers found him in a four-foot pipe. (LAFD)
The missing 13-year-old boy who fell into a Los Angeles drain pipe was found alive inside the city’s sewer system early Monday.
Sanitation workers discovered the missing Jesse Hernandez in a four-foot sewer pipe around 5 a.m. local time, ending a frantic 12-hour search, officials said.
The teen was just a mile away from where he disappeared at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday when he fell through a piece of wood and into the drain pipe.
The workers were placing a surveillance camera in a maintenance hatch as rescue teams scoured miles of pipe when they found him.
“Sanitation workers were an absolutely instrumental part of this successful outcome,” said a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman at the scene.
Jesse was conscious at the time, and brought to a nearby hospital.
“He’s also going to undergo decontamination in addition to additional medical aid,” the fire spokesman said.
Jesse and up to six other boys were playing in a maintenance shed close to the city’s Griffith Park.
One of the kids reportedly jumped on a plank, forcing the wood to give way.
Rescue teams aggressively searched the maze of sewers feeding into the Los Angeles river.

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