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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Rescuers save children buried by snow plow

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NEWBURGH, N.Y. — Two young boys were rescued after spending hours buried under a pile of snow.

The 7- and 9-year-old boys were building a fort Wednesday in a parking lot when a snow plow came by where they were playing.

They were trapped underneath the snow for several hours, according to police.

When they boys hadn’t returned home by 10 p.m., family members started searching the neighborhood and called police.

Police and a police dog canvassed the area late into Thanksgiving morning, when they learned that the boys had been building a fort in the parking lot.

An dicovered a shovel that was half-buried, and then after some digging saw a small boot.

Officers, family members, community members, and mobile ambulance personnel began digging out the boys with shovels and with their hands, police said.

Finally, at 2:10 a.m., the boys were pulled from the pile.

“They were probably in about five feet of snow,” Sgt. Aaron Weaver said. “But how ever it fell, there was, like, a dome around their heads, so there was air in there, like space for them.”

Both were conscious and alert and taken to the hospital for observation.