On Tuesday night in West Brighton, the FDNY and NYPD managed to free a group of kids stuck in a storm drain beneath Clove Lakes Park.
After getting a report at around six o’clock in the evening, the NYPD ESU and FDNY went to Bement Avenue and Clove Way. the five children entered the drain and became lost in the tunnel.
The five youngsters entered the tunnel, climbed more than 1,300 feet through numerous manhole covers, and trapped themselves, according to information released by the FDNY on Wednesday.
Emergency personnel discovered a stack of jackets and backpacks and were able to locate the area they entered. Yet they had trouble figuring out precisely where the youngsters had halted in the sewer system.
The dispatcher can be heard telling the kids to shout so the rescue crew can find them in the recordings.
The kids, who were all between the ages of 11 and 12, were taken to Richmond University Medical Center by first responders as a precaution after helping with the rescue.
Yesterday, #FDNY Dispatchers, Firefighters, EMS and our @NYPDnews partners worked quickly to rescue five children who became lost in a Staten Island sewer system. pic.twitter.com/KiVx3jB1EY
— FDNY (@FDNY) March 22, 2023