A video shows parts of the shocking emergency rescue operation after three boys got stuck in a town’s drainage system on Monday night.
A huge emergency operation involving fire crews, police office and the ambulance service saw a rescue plan get underway in Northampton on Monday evening after three boys became lost and trapped in the town’s drainage system.
Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service was called at 6:37pm by a boy who reported that he was lost in Northampton’s sewage system alongside two of his friends.
An operation to locate and rescue the three young people began with a coordinated response from all three emergency services.
When crews and officers arrived, they worked together to locate the boys who were eventually found and rescued in the Kingsthorpe area.
A video has since emerged of two of the boys being pulled from the drain. One of the boys can be seen sitting on the side of the road after already being rescued.
A second boy is then pulled from the drain by emergency crews.
During the operation, road closures were put in place including shutting Kingsthorpe Road and Washington Street.
The young boys had been ‘urban exploring’ – a practice that can be very dangerous if not without safety in mind, according to emergency services.
Originally published on our sister title, the Northampton Chronicle