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Teenage boy falls into a stormwater drain while trying to retrieve a ball – as emergency services rush to the scene to rescue him

  • A teenage boy has been rescued after he became trapped in a stormwater drain
  • NSW Paramedics rushed to the scene at Chapel road in Bankstown on Tuesday 
  • It’s understood the boy fractured his arm after he slipped and fell into the drain

Emergency services have rescued a teenage boy after he became trapped in a stormwater drain.

The boy slipped and fell into the drain along Chapel Road at Bankstown in Sydney’s south-west on Tuesday morning.

Paramedics and fire and rescue crews were called to the scene just before 11am.

A teenage boy was rescued by fire and rescue crews after he became trapped in a stormwater drain in at Bankstown in Sydney's south west

A teenage boy was rescued by fire and rescue crews after he became trapped in a stormwater drain in at Bankstown in Sydney’s south west

It’s understood the young boy fractured his arm after falling into the drain. 

Fire and rescue crews eventually managed to pull the teenager out. 

He was treated by paramedics at the scene before he was rushed to Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital.

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The boy is in a stable condition. 

NSW Ambulance Inspector Craig Watkins said in a statement: ‘This patient slipped and fell in the storm water drain while trying to retrieve a ball, which meant he couldn’t climb out.’

‘Our Special Operations Team paramedics, in collaboration with Fire and Rescue NSW, were able to make contact with the boy and begin treating his fractured arm before safely extricating him.’

Paramedics and fire and rescue crews were called to the scene just before 11am when the boy slipped and fell into the drain

Paramedics and fire and rescue crews were called to the scene just before 11am when the boy slipped and fell into the drain

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