8-year-old plays in puddles, falls through sewer

By KBJR News 1

June 20, 2012 Updated Jun 20, 2012 at 7:53 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- An 8 year old boy was playing by an open hole/culvert when he fell through and was swept one mile under ground in the sewer.

Officials say that he was traveling at a rate of 20 miles per hour under ground.

The boy did sustain an injury.

The boy's uncle said that he was visiting from Louisiana and playing with his cousin at the time.

Officers responded to Lawn Street in Duluth around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday on a call that a child fell through a sewer.

Authorities could not locate the 8 year old right away.

We have a crew on scene and will bring more details as they become available.