BALLSTON SPA, NY (NEWS10) – Emergency crews rescued a 14-year-old boy after he fell into an open hole in a sewer line Saturday afternoon.
It happened near the Zim Smith Trail near the area of Underpass Road.
The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 4:56 p.m. Saturday reporting a possible rescue from a sewer pipe. According to the call, three teenage boys were playing around a sewer division box located on the closed section of the Zim Smith Trail, which runs between Oak Street and Underpass Road, when one of the boys fell into the sewer.
According to the Ballston Spa Fire Chief, the young boy was swept downstream about three-quarters of a mile. He was able to stop himself at the next manhole, located in the Curtis Lumber Industrial Park.
After 15 minutes of searching, the Sheriff’s Office says deputies were able to locate the boy, open the manhole and pulled the boy to safety.
He was evaluated by EMS at the scene and taken to Saratoga Hospital for an evaluation.
The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office stresses that the Zim Smith Trail remains closed between Oak Street and Underpass Road due to construction in the area.