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Child rescued from manhole in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) – Emergency crews rescued a child who fell into a 15-foot deep manhole in Brooklyn Tuesday morning.

The 10-year-old boy fell into the uncovered manhole at 13th Avenue and 49th Street in Borough Park.

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Officials say the boy only suffered minor injuries and is expected to be OK.


Con Ed crews work to fill the manhole where the child fell.

“Thank G-d he was pulled out and seems to be okay but it is important that everyone is aware of the work that is going on in Borough Park so such accidents can be avoided,” Councilman Dov Hikind said on his blog.

“Please warn your children to be extra careful. We are in touch with Con Ed and looking into how this accident was even possible. We are a community of families and children and Con Ed must exercise the very highest safety measures to protect everyone here.”

“I’d say this is a miracle on 49th Street,” one stunned resident said.


The child fell into the manhole near 49th Street. He only suffered minor injuries.


5 Comments to “Child rescued from manhole in Brooklyn”

    angel said:
    January 14, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Have anyone check with the homeless someone got that boy that mother is worry about check all listing where the homeless lives they got the boy the 14yr boy the missing on i got tips where he could be warning i seee the boy on 14st find him hes here

    RandomTandem said:
    January 14, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Glad the kid is ok. Why did the Dov dude feel the need to leave the "O" out of "God" like its a curse word?

      Keg said:
      January 15, 2014 at 6:05 PM

      I am so happy for the kid. Thank GOD for that! Sorry, I will not leave the O out. I agree with you. Is it a curse word for papers now or something?

      bob said:
      January 15, 2014 at 8:14 PM

      whats wrong with this guy leaving the o out of GOD just not right

    truth said:
    January 14, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    What a clumsy kid, where was his parents?
    Hopefully next time he'll be more aware on where he's stepping.

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