Transcript for Boy, 5, Survives Being Sucked 300 Yards Through Drainpipe
Wild weather throughout the country. And very wild for one 5-year-old. He was sucked into a drainpipe. Several dramatic rescues to bring you. And sam has all of this in the park. Good morning to you, samuel j. Good morning, josh. How's it going? We continue this summertime pattern, of heavy rain across the country. The kind of rain that can bring four inches in a matter of minutes, up to hours. That causes incredible flash flooding, putting live danger. Here's yesterday's videos. A miracle in ft. Myers, florida. A small boy was splashing in a ditch, with water. There was a tiny whirlpool. You never would have been able to tell there was a pipe under it. Reporter: Adults found the child climbing out on the other side. This is how far it is from the one-foot-wide-opening, all the way to the river. It appears that the child was swept through the storm drain, out into the river, approximately 300 yards. Reporter: First responders say the child was submerged for at least a minute. It turned out to be a lucky day for this child. Reporter: In pickens county, georgia, another rescue. Two camp counselors found themselves stranded, after their truck, that normally crosses this small stream, got caught up in what turned into a flash flood. Nearby, the water was so high, it was a total washout for this road. There it goes. Reporter: Stranding residents on the other side. There are other stories, including tornadoes in jacksonville, florida, by the way. When we show you this picture, it caught a lot of people off guard. Oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh. Did you see that? Yes. It was the strongest in that area since 2004.
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