Firefighters rescue boy who fell down sinkhole in Keene
KEENE, N.H. >> A young boy from New Hampshire required rescue earlier this week when he got stuck in a sinkhole that formed on the playground of an elementary school in Keene.
Fire crews were dispatched to Fuller Elementary School around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday following reports that a 7-year-old boy was stuck up to his waist.
School staffers say the sinkhole started out small and was marked with a cone. The second grade boy was swallowed when he ran by the sinkhole and it opened up.
The hole was approximately 3 to 5 feet wide. Fire Chief Mark Howard says the boy was never in any serious danger because the sinkhole was only about 2 feet deep.
Firefighters used a harness to pull the boy from the hole. He was not harmed.
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