Boy sucked into drainage pipe of retention pond, suffers minor injuries

O'FALLON, ILL. - A boy suffered minor injuries after being sucked into a drainage pipe while playing in a retention pond in O'Fallon, Illinois, Sunday morning. 

The 8-year-old was playing in the pond when water started draining into a nearby creek through a drainage pipe. When first responders arrived, they found his shoes floating in the creek, and heard shouting coming from the pipe.

When they lifted the manhole cover, they found him holding on to the ladder inside the pipe.

 

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