Rescuers Use Swing Set Seat to Pull 5-Year-Old From Storm Drain

July 10, 2019

Firefighters are explaining how they rescued a boy who fell 30 feet down a 15-inch-wide storm drain during a Fourth of July fireworks show. Leo Hassebrock, 5, spent an hour and a half in the storm drain before firefighters in Evansville, Indiana, were able to pull him to safety. Rescuers used a seat from a swing set to help save little Leo. “I just came up with the idea, if we could get something between his legs and yank him up that way, he's not gonna fall over,” firefighter Lucas Macke said. 

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