Crews rescue Arlington ISD student who fell into storm drain

Arlington Fire Department crews were able to rescue a student who fell into a storm drain Friday afternoon.

This happened at about 3:30 p.m., when a Swift Elementary School student fell into a storm drain head-first on the school's campus.

It is unclear how it happened, but the child was stuck from the waist up inside the storm drain opening.


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A technical rescue team with Arlington FD brought in heavy equipment to get better access.

They ended up cutting a section of the drain around the child's upper body, and the student was pulled free after being trapped for about an hour.

The student walked to a stretcher and appeared to be alert and responsive.

Paramedics took the child to a hospital to be checked out.