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Teen rescued from Weston mud hole

WESTON, Wis. (WSAU) -- A 13-year-old boy was rescued from a hole late Wednesday night.

Weston Fire department received a call around 7:30 Wednesday night saying that a boy had fallen into a hole and couldn’t get out.

A witness says that the boy's younger brother initially fell in the hole, and the 13 year old fell in while trying to save him. He was stuck in mud up to his knees, and everytime neighbors tried to pull him up, the boy sank deeper into the hole.

Tim Stieve, Captain of the SAFER District Fire Department says the boy was rescued by firefighters when they laid ladders across the hole to support the weight of the rescuers, and pulled the boy out of the hole.

The hole was caused by a water main break, which created the muddy conditions. The hole itself was dug earlier Wednesday to fix a gas leak.

According to Stieve, the boy was examined by paramedics at the scene, and was found to be in good physical health. The boy was then released to his mother.

 

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