Trench team pulls boy from utility hole

By: AP and WSAW-TV Email
By: AP and WSAW-TV Email

WESTON, Wis. (AP) -- A 13-year-old central Wisconsin boy is OK after firefighters pulled him from a muddy hole dug by utility crews.

The boy was playing with his brother at the Green Acres mobile home park in Weston Wednesday. Authorities say the boy was helping his brother out of the hole when he got stuck. Neighbors began digging to free the boy, but then called 911.

The South Area Fire District trench team rescued the child, who was not seriously injured. Wisconsin Public Service reportedly plans to repair the hole Thursday.
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WESTON, Wis. (WSAW) -- A child trapped in a hole at a Weston mobile home community has been pulled out safely.

Authorities say it will be up to his mother whether he goes to the hospital.

The 13-year-old boy reportedly jumped down into the hole after his younger brother went in it and got trapped himself.

He got more stuck as neighbors tried to help. They called rescue crews after about a half hour of trying to get him out themselves.

The hole was actually caused by a water main break. Which is why the ground was soft, creating conditions to trap the boy in the hole. The hole itself was dug earlier to fix the pipe the malfunctioned, creating the break.

It's unknown how long the hole has been there.


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