New York

Teen Falls Into Sewer, Is Carried Half a Mile Before Rescue

The 14-year-old only suffered minor injuries

A teenage boy fell into an open New York sewer main and was carried along by the sewage for about half a mile, officials say.

The 14-year-old was out with a couple of friends Saturday afternoon in Ballston Spa, a village of about 5,500 residents in Saratoga County, the Albany Times Union newspaper reported. The boy and his friends came across the open main, which authorities say was under construction but should have been covered.

The boy fell into the sewer line. Authorities following the path of the main heard him yelling and pulled off a manhole cover in an industrial park to rescue him.

The teen was hospitalized. Authorities say he suffered only minor injuries.

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