NEW INFO: Trapped Child Rescued from Hole in Weston

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

NEW INFO: 8:10pm

Our crew at the scene says a child trapped in a hole at a Weston trailer court 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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Rescue crews are on the scene of a child trapped in a hole at a trailer park in Weston.

According to police scanner traffic, the address is 4311 Schofield Avenue, the Green Acres Mobile Home Park.

Residents say there was a hole in an area where a gas leak was reported earlier today.

And children were seen playing in the area of the hole.

The child was trapped up to his knees and every time someone tried to help, the boy became further trapped.

Again, all that information comes from scanner traffic and has not been confirmed by dispatchers.

There's no word on the age of the boy involved.

We have a crew headed to the scene and will bring you more when we can.

Stay tuned to www.wsaw.com and NewsChannel 7 as the developing story continues to unfold.


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