6yo Boy Rescued After Being Washed 1,300ft Down Sewer

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This is the moment a heroic digger driver climbs out of a manhole carrying a young boy who fell into a sewer before being washed over 1,300 feet away.

Digger driver Wang Yuyong, 31, was on his way home when he heard the pleas of the boy’s grandmother who was crying over the uncovered service well on 14th November.

According to reports, the six-year-old was being walked home from school with his grandma when he accidentally fell down the 6-metre (20-foot) manhole in the county of Shuangfeng in Loudi, a city in Central China’s Hunan Province.

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He plunged into the sewage and was washed some 400 metres (1,300 feet) along the culvert.

Mr Wang climbed down the manhole and went after the boy in the darkness.

He recalled: “It was totally dark inside and I couldn’t see anything.

“I just followed the direction of the water and kept crawling until I heard his cries.”

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Mr Wang grabbed hold of the boy and crawled back. He then encountered a fireman who had arrived and also been sent into the sewers to find them.

Mr Wang said he tried to hand the boy over to the rescuer, but the frightened child refused to let go.

He climbed all the way out of the manhole with the boy clinging to his chest.

Neither the boy nor the hero who rescued him was harmed, reports said.

Local authorities have since covered the manhole but did not say why it was left open in the first place.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.