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Boy, 4, in critical condition after falling through drain

National News // Aug. 31, 2020

A small boy is in a critical condition after falling through an open water pipe in Wil in canton Sankt Gallen.

Unsplash Boy, 4, in critical condition after falling through drain

Heavy rains had flooded a path near a small lake. The 4-year-old boy – and his family – did not notice a drain which directs water to the lake, was open. The boy fell in and was trapped for several minutes until the fire department managed to partially pump out the pipe.

He was helicoptered to hospital.

Tags: drain, pipe, boy, hospital, rain

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