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Missing boy who fell into Los Angeles sewer found alive

03 April, 2018, 03:12 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • Search underway after boy reportedly falls into drainage ditch in Los Angeles

The pipes, which run parallel the Los Angeles River and cross under freeways, are 4 feet in diameter, the fire department said.

"A tremendous team effort over the past 12 hours resulted in the best outcome, Jesse Hernandez was found alive this morning", the LAFD said in a statement. "The first thing they hear is, 'Help'".

"We maintained hope, we maintained intensity and we did not give up", Scott said. The section of pipe was large enough for him to breathe and stand.

The boy was given a cell phone to call his family after he was plucked from danger, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. He plunged 25 feet into a four-foot-wide drainage pipe, then was swept away.

"Approximately 2,400 feet of pipe had been thoroughly inspected - and the search was continuing - when a maintenance hatch west of the westbound 134 Freeway under the 5 Freeway was opened to insert cameras". They notified city authorities a little later. He was decontaminated and whisked to a hospital for a medical evaluation, she said.

Devin Hernandez described his friend Jesse as "really nice" and said they had earlier been playing soccer together before parting ways so each of their families could do an Easter egg hunt. The pipe system feeds down to the Los Angeles River and due to water and gasses in the system, the environment would be hard for one to breathe, officials said. Rescuers fanned out to sites where the sewage system drains and searched chambers where Jesse may have gotten trapped.

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The rescue came more than 30 years after a rescue that mesmerized the nation.

Erik Scott told reporters at 5:41 a.m.

Officials studied maps of the closed sewage pipe system, which stretches a total of some 6,400 feet, and sent a camera attached to a flotation device down a pipe.

The fire department noted the "excellent teamwork" among agencies - which include fire and its urban search and rescue, police, highway patrol, city recreation and parks, park rangers, the water and power department, and experts from the sanitation, engineering and contract administration bureaus.

According to the LAFD, the pipes are four feet in diameter, and are filled with liquid at varying depth of two feet and deeper, sometimes moving at 15 miles per hour.

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