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Colombian toddler rescued from sewer

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 01:01

Jul 19 - A three-year-old boy is rescued from a sewer system in northern Colombia, after disappearing the day before. Travis Brecher reports.

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It's a miracle he's even alive. In the sewer system that weaves beneath the northern Colombian city of Baranquilla, a three-year-old boy -- reported missing on Tuesday by his family. Rescuers pull the boy to safety -- he's soaking wet, but considering his ordeal, is doing well. He disappeared on Tuesday while playing in a sand-filled construction zone with his two brothers. Civil defence officials suspect the boy fell in a hole, unnoticed by his siblings. Rescue teams searched the area at the time, including the sewer, but couldn't find him. They later decided to do a second sweep of the sewer system, and that's when the boy was found. Travis Brecher, Reuters

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Colombian toddler rescued from sewer

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 01:01