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New York City boy, 10, saved by Verizon workers after falling into a manhole

Two Verizon workers rescued a 10-year-old boy who fell into a Brooklyn manhole Tuesday morning injuring his leg, cops and witnesses said.

The boy fell about 15 feet into the uncovered manhole on 13th Avenue near 49th Street in Boro Park around 8:50 a.m., authorities and witnesses said.

Mike Kroski,39, and Tom Prestia,46, of Verizon's CWA-1109 union were driving along 13th Avenue when they noticed a large crowd of people gathered around a manhole.

"We pulled over. We asked the officer how we could help out and first suggested throwing a rope down to the kid. The cop didn't think he would be able to climb up the rope so we went and got our collapsible ladder and put it down there and the kid climbed right up," Kroski, the father of two said.

The sewer manhole cover was broken and inside the hole, witnesses said.

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