An 11-year-old Wisconsin boy was rescued from a storm sewer earlier this week after a firefighter saw his finger sticking out of a manhole cover. The boy had been playing with his friends in a flooded drainage ditch in Harrison after heavy rains had passed through and he got swept under the water and into a culvert that led to the storm sewer. Rescuers were trying to predict where the boy might be flowing through the sewer system. But then they were standing above a manhole about 30 feet from the ditch when Deputy Fire Chief Wesley Pompa saw fingers poking through an opening in the cover. The boy had found an air pocket just below the manhole cover and was hanging onto a ladder leading up to it. The firefighters pried the cover open and rescued the boy, who was alert and conscious, and took him to the hospital.
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