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Child rescued from hole in Kannapolis (KFD Staff)

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — A 14-year-old boy was rescued Wednesday after becoming trapped in mud at the bottom of a ravine.

Kannapolis Fire Department was dispatched around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to 1499 West A. Street, according to a news release from the fire department.

Friends of the trapped teen told WSOC they were crossing through the undeveloped property to take a shortcut to another neighborhood when he walked down the hill towards a pool of standing water.

They said he thought the ground was solid enough that he could walk across it but he quickly became stuck chest-deep in the mud.

Friends went to a nearby house and asked a resident to call 911.

It took crews 28 minutes to free the teen from the mud.

He was immediately treated and transported by Rowan County EMS to Carolinas Medical Center–Northeast for possible hypothermia. His condition was not released.

Source: WSOC

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