DRAIN RES­CUE DRAMA

The Sunday Times - - WORLD -

A WOMAN and her baby have been res­cued af­ter fall­ing more than 6m down a storm drain and re­main­ing un­der­ground for more than 30 min­utes.

The woman was walk­ing through a carpark car­ry­ing her baby when the storm grate she went across col­lapsed, po­lice in Ten­nessee said.

A passer-by heard the baby cry­ing but could not see the child and called emer­gency ser­vices, of­fi­cers said.

A he­li­copter took the woman to hos­pi­tal but she was con­scious and had no vis­i­ble signs of se­ri­ous in­jury.

An am­bu­lance trans­ported the baby, who had a cut but did not ap­pear to have life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

The drain’s basin was dry and po­lice are not sure why the grate gave way.

Pic­ture: Clarksville Po­lice

On the spot: Res­cue work­ers with a woman af­ter pulling her and her baby from a drain.

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