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Rapid City firefighters rescue 2 children from mud hole

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

RAPID CITY (AP) — Two 13-year-old boys in western South Dakota are safe after firefighters rescued them from a mud hole in a construction area.

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Multiple news outlets report the Rapid City children were cutting through a construction area to get to Wal-Mart when an embankment on the edge of a drainage system gave way. The boys fell down and got stuck in a muddy pond.

The fire department says one of the boys was trapped up to his waist during the Thursday night incident, while the second had mud up to his knees.

Firefighters rescued one boy using a rope. It took them about an hour to get the second boy out of the mud. Rescuers had to inject air into the mud to be able to pull him out little by little.

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