Staten Island, NY

FDNY Successfully Rescued 5 Kids Who Were Lost In a Sewer Drain

Abdul Ghani

That appeared to be the case for a group of 11 and 12-year-olds on Tuesday after they entered a sewer drain on Staten Island's West Brighton neighborhood and became lost in the tunnel.
Sewer Drain.Photo byMichael TrimbleonUnsplash

Five children who had entered the drain and became lost in the tunnel called the NYPD ESU and FDNY at around six o'clock in the evening. "They felt uneasy. According to FDNY firefighter John Loennecker, I believe they reached the point where they were anxious about finding their way out.

The Kids Were Extremely Scared

Around six o'clock on Tuesday in Clove Lake Park, the kids managed to get themselves inside the storm drain. But determining their position was a challenge. The five were ultimately saved after being instructed to ask for assistance by the 911 dispatcher.

The boys were rescued by first responders and firefighters and transferred to Richmond University Medical Center as a precaution. During the rescue, one firefighter sustained injuries and was also sent to RUMC.

The Cell Phone That They Used To Call 911 Was Essential In Their Rescue

The cell phone used to dial 911 and the spotlight on the phone, according to FDNY Chief of Department John Hodgens, were essential in their rescue attempts. The cell phone tracking gave the exact location.

He remarked, Amazing that the cell phone worked in the tunnel." "That was a key component of us finding them.

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