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Boy rescued after getting stuck in manhole on Westbank First Nation

March 06, 2020 - 4:53 PM

A 10-year-old boy was rescued this afternoon on the Westbank First Nation after getting stuck in a manhole.

Crews from the Westbank First Nation called in West Kelowna Fire Rescue just after 3 p.m. today, March 6, according to a media release. The boy had gone into the hole to retrieve a ball and fallen in deeper.

Crews from the Lakeview Heights station, and firefighters who were training with them, were able to get the boy out but he suffered what appeared to be minor injuries.

Paramedics took the boy to Kelowna General Hospital to have him checked out.

“The public is asked to remind their children of the dangers of areas such as man holes and other confined spaces,” West Kelowna chief Jason Brolund said in the release. “These should not be entered under any circumstances and they can be deadly environments.”

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