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Firefighters rescue boy stuck in pipe in Manchester

New Hampshire Union Leader

May 16. 2018 11:18PM
Manchester firefighters free a boy who got stuck in a pipe behind Southside Middle School on Wednesday. (JEFF HASTINGS)

MANCHESTER — City firefighters helped an 11-year-old boy exit a sewer pipe behind Southside Middle School on Wednesday afternoon, after the child became stuck inside.

Manchester District Fire Chief Jim Michael said the boy crawled into the sewer pipe, located in a field behind the school. School was not in session at the time.

He became stuck partway through a protective gate and was unable to go any farther — or back out of the pipe.

Michael said firefighters responded to the scene, cut through the gate using bolt cutters, and the boy crawled out. Michael said the boy was uninjured, and went home with a parent.

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