Boy rescued from sinkhole at Keene, NH, elementary school

KEENE, N.H. (WHDH) - The Keene Fire Department responded to a call just before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from Fuller Elementary School reporting a child’s leg was stuck in a sink hole.

When crews arrived, they found a young boy with two teachers, one holding onto the child. The child had one leg in the sinkhole and was stuck up to his waist.

The teacher reported they couldn’t get him out.

The sinkhole was in a large, grassy area where kids play regularly.

Earlier in the day, a traffic cone was place in the same area due to what the fire department called a “depression.”

Crews secured the area and used ground ladders to removed the boy after about 10 minutes.

The sinkhole was less than three feet deep.

The boy was not injured and was reunited with his mother, who was also on scene.

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