UPDATE: boys rescued from storm drain

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News



Heavy rains tonight in Lincoln caused some scary situations for a few teens.

According to Lincoln Police, one juvenile male was swept away by the fast running water in the culvert near Ballard pool.  It was found that four juvenile males were playing in water that was ankle high, however the water rose quickly up to their waist line.  The four boys lost balance and were swept away in the current.  Three of the boys were able to get out of the water on their own just a short distance from where they were.  The fourth boy was in the current for approximately two blocks before he was able to pull himself out.  All boys were not injured and turned over to their families.

Simultaneously, another call was reported about a male juvenile being swept away in the water near 68th and Adams.  Two citizens had observed a juvenile male being carried by the current at 68th and Adams.  They were able to get ahead of the current and down to the water to pull that boy out of the water near 68th and Freemont.  The boy said he saw a nickel in the water and was trying to get it when he was swept away by the current.  He also was not injured.

The information was obtained from the responding officer on scene and supervisor.

Rescuers pull two boys from dangerous rushing waters in a storm drain.

It happened just after 6:30 p.m. Thursday, near Ballard Pool.

Both boys are said to be okay.  

The boys were taken to the hospital to be examined.