Boy falls down manhole

Boy falls down manhole

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A Brooklyn boy was recovering after falling down a manhole in Borough Park on Tuesday morning.

Fox 5 News reported that the manhole cover shattered and the boy fell 20-feet into a city sewer tunnel.

It happened on 13th Avenue and 49th street as the boy was walking to school at about 8:50 a.m.

Two Verizon workers were nearby. Mike Kroski,39, and Tom Prestia,46, were driving by and noticed a large crowd of people gathered around a manhole.

The hopped out and lowered their collapsible ladder into the hole so the boy could climb out.

The boy was transported to Lutheran Medical Center by EMS. He apparently only suffered bruises on his leg.

The DEP responded and found the broken manhole cover in the bottom of the hole.

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