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Teenage Boy Rescued From Wooden Cistern In Ventura County

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2012 11:17am


Ventura County firefighters rescued a teenager who got stuck in an old abandoned water cistern at Cal State Channel Islands, in Camarillo.

It happened at around six last night (2/26).  A group of five teens used a rope to climb about 20 feet down into the wooden cistern, which is located in an old abandoned dairy complex.

They started a fire inside to stay warm, but the smoke apparently became too much for the group.  When the teens tried to get out of the cistern, a 14 year old boy fell, and couldn’t get out.

Other teens went for help.

Firefighters put out the fire, and rescued the teen.

Three of the teens were taken to a hospital to be checked, but no serious injuries were reported.


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