Jeanpier Silvera Arteta, 3, was clinging to life after clinging to life in a water sewer for nearly 24 hours. Screen shot via You Tube.
A toddler who had been missing since Tuesday evening was found on Wednesday, submerged in water inside a sewer and clinging to life. The youngster, Jeanpier Silvera Arteta, 3, was reportedly playing with his brothers near a construction site when he disappeared somewhere in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia. Authorities initially believed Jeanpier might have fallen into a drainage hole but were unable to find him for an entire day.
Finally, rescue crews discovered Jeanpier inside a sewer, submerged in water up to his chin, holding onto a pipe while water currents raced by him. The tot was found alive but seemingly exhausted.
Rescue worker Herson Montenegro told the BBC, “It was an intense search. Thank God we found the boy in one of the sweeps in the area. We had already searched the sewers one time and hadn’t found him. Thank God the second time we searched, the boy was there. He was close to being swept into a hole in the sewer.”
The toddler was rushed to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
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