Child pulled from manhole in Borough Park

The incident happened at 13th Avenue and 49th Street at around 9 a.m. (1/14/14)

BROOKLYN - A child is recovering after falling into a manhole in Borough Park Tuesday morning.

The incident happened at 13th Avenue and 49th Street at around 9 a.m.

EMS said Moshe Altmin, 10, was taken to Lutheran Hospital with a bruised right leg and has been released.

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Witnesses say the child was crossing the street when somehow he tumbled down 15 feet into the manhole.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection says its crews found a broken manhole cover inside the sewer line. Workers have replaced the manhole cover and are investigating the incident. 

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