PARMA, Ohio - Parma firefighters rescued a 13-year-old boy who fell into a creek and was swept more than a thousand yards through a pipe.
Two teen boys were riding their bikes through puddles in the creek behind Ken Town Plaza near Pleasant Valley and York Road, when the one boy fell off his bike and into the water.
Parma fire officials said 13 firefighters pulled off manhole covers and yelled for the teen, who was sucked into a 36-inch drain. Firefighters finally heard the boy more than 1,500 feet away from the beginning of the pipe.
A firefighter in a water rescue suit found the boy conscious and alert near the grounds of Cuyahoga Community College, fire officials said.
The teen was takento MetroHealth Medical Center with minor injuires.
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