Watch the incredible moment two boys are pulled out of DRAIN after getting lost and trapped in Northampton's sewer network

A video sent into the Chron shows parts of the shocking emergency rescue operation after three boys got stuck in the town's drainage system on Monday night.

Thursday, 12th July 2018, 7:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 6:46 pm
Emergency services worked for hours to find the boys and get them out

A huge emergency operation involving fire crews, police office and the ambulance service saw a rescue plan get underway in Northampton on Monday evening after three boys became lost and trapped in the town's drainage system.

Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service was called at 6:37pm by a boy who reported that he was lost in Northampton’s sewage system alongside two of his friends.

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Emergency services worked for hours to find the boys and get them out

When crews and officers arrived, they worked together to locate the boys who were eventually found and rescued in the Kingsthorpe area.

A video has since emerged of two of the boys being pulled from the drain. One of the boys can be seen sitting on the side of the road after already being rescued.

A second boy is then pulled from the drain by emergency crews.

Emergency services carrying out the rescue operation

Group Commander for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, Kevin Hardwick, said: “There tends to be two groups of urban explorers – people who try to do it in an organised way with safety in mind, and young people who are ill-prepared and ill-skilled, who put themselves and others at risk.

“Thankfully, these three boys were not injured in any way but if for some reason they were unable to call us to come and rescue them, the events of last night could have taken a completely different turn.

“We understand that young people want to have fun but they need to understand the dangers that this kind of activity brings as well as understanding that the very stretched emergency services who attended the scene yesterday could have been needed elsewhere.

“We want to educate rather than enforce. If we can prevent this kind of activity from taking place we’re removing risk and preventing criminal behaviour, helping keep everyone safe.”