SD firefighters rescue 2 children from mud hole - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

SD firefighters rescue 2 children from mud hole

Posted: Updated:

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Two 13-year-old boys in western South Dakota are safe after firefighters rescued them from a mud hole in a construction area.

Multiple news outlets report the Rapid City children were cutting through a construction area to get to Wal-Mart when an embankment on the edge of a drainage system gave way. The boys fell down and got stuck in a muddy pond.

The fire department says one of the boys was trapped up to his waist during the Thursday night incident, while the second had mud up to his knees.

Firefighters rescued one boy using a rope. It took them about an hour to get the second boy out of the mud. Rescuers had to inject air into the mud to be able to pull him out little by little.

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KSFY. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service or our EEO Report.