5 children rescued after getting lost in storm drain on Staten Island

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Children rescued from storm drain on Staten Island
Five children and one firefighter were transported to the hospital after the FDNY rescued the children from a storm drain on Staten Island.

STATEN ISLAND, New York (WABC) -- A group of kids were rescued after getting lost in a storm drain tunnel on Staten Island Tuesday night.

The NYPD ESU and FDNY responded to Bement Avenue and Clove Way after receiving a call around 6 p.m. from a group of five kids who entered the drain and got lost in the tunnel.

First responders assisted with the rescue and took the kids, all 11-12 years old, to Richmond University Medical Center as a precaution.

One firefighter was injured during the rescue and was also taken to RUMC.

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Police say the children will not be charged as they were playing and became lost.


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