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article image3-year-old Colombian boy rescued after falling down a sewer

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By Darren Weir     Jul 19, 2012 in World
Barranquilla - A boy, 3, has been rescued after falling down a sewer shaft while playing at a construction site in Barranquilla, Colombia.
Authorities were called in when Jeampier Silvera Arteta was reported missing by his family Tuesday night. The Telegraph reports the boy was last seen playing in a sand filled construction site with two of his brothers. But the other two boys didn't have any idea what happened. Immediately searchers suspected he may have fallen into the hole, unnoticed by his brothers. They searched the neighborhood, including the sewer but didn't find him. Luckily they decided to search the sewer system one more time.
The Telegraph reports Civil defence member Herson Montenegro saying, "It was an intense search. Thank God we found the boy in one of the sweeps of the area. We had already searched the sewers the first time and we hadn't found him. Thank God the second time we searched, the boy was there. He was close to being swept into a hole in the sewer." The boy was found clinging inside the sewer with fast moving water swirling around him.
The boy was rushed to hospital where he was treated, and appears to be okay.
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