NEWS, SPORTS and WEATHER from WCBI.com


Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /var/www/wcbi.com/htdocs/newsadmin/show_news.php on line 21

Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /var/www/wcbi.com/htdocs/newsadmin/show_news.php on line 41

Coast Children Sucked Underground By Flood Waters

Posted by WCBI News Director | August 31, 2012 / 07:59am | Local News
ESCATAWPA, Miss. (AP) - Two boys playing in water dumped by Isaac's heavy rains in Mississippi were sucked into an open manhole - then spit back out alive.
    
Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said the boys were playing too close to the manhole Thursday when rushing waters dragged them underground. He says they were carried about 200 yards before being ejected.
   
Byrd said the boys "looked like they had been beat up pretty bad," but were not seriously injured.
   
The sheriff did not have the boys' names or ages and said no police report was filed.
   
Isaac dumped some of its heaviest rains on Jackson County, where authorities rescued more than 100 people from flooded streets and homes Thursday.

 
Content Management Powered by CuteNews


Follow UsSOCIAL PORTAL

follow us on facebook follow us on facebook Get our mobile app for iPhone and iPad Get the WCBI mobile app for Android