8-year-old Duluth boy recounts ride through flooded culvert
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who was sucked into a culvert during record-setting rain in Duluth told his mom he just plugged his nose and prayed during a dark, six-block ride that felt to him like 100 miles.
After hours of torrential rains subsided on Wednesday, Kenny Markiewicz and his 10-year-old cousin went outside to splash in the puddles — but the flooding created a deep pool near the culvert, and the sewer's powerful current sucked him in.
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