Newstalk
Newstalk

11.04 3 Apr 2018


Share this article


A 13-year-old boy has been rescued after getting trapped in a sewer system in Los Angeles for 12 hours.

Jesse Hernandez had been playing in a park when he fell eight metres down a pipe on Sunday.

A large emergency operation got under way, and officers managed to find him after spotting his handprints along a pipe.

Specialised cameras were deployed to help search the sewers.

More than 700 metres of pipe were searched before Jesse was discovered 'alert and talking' after a maintenance hatch was opened.

Officials hailed it as an "unprecedented team effort" by various agencies, including local police, fire fighters and park rangers.

Erik Scott from the Los Angeles Fire Department explained: "The Department of Sanitation handed him a cell phone to call his parents.

"You can just imagine the relief that they had felt from hearing their son's voice."

The fire department added that Jesse received immediate medical care and decontamination after being rescued, before being taken to a local hospital.


Share this article


Read more about

News

Most Popular

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

09:00-12:00

Share

Up next

LUNCHTIME LIVE

LUNCHTIME LIVE

12:00-14:00

Share

MONCRIEFF

MONCRIEFF

14:00-16:00

Share

THE HARD SHOULDER

THE HARD SHOULDER

16:00-19:00

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

19:00-22:00

Share

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

22:00-00:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-06:00

Share

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

06:00-06:30

Share

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

06:30-07:00

Share

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

07:00-09:00

Share

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

09:00-12:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on