UPDATE: Youths trapped in sewer in Mississauga, causing road closure

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Published June 29, 2021 at 11:04 pm

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Two young people were rescued from a sewer structure in Mississauga in the wake of a rain storm that swept across the city on Tuesday night.

Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services said two people were rescued from the storm drain along the Credit River shortly after 7 p.m., less than hour after first responders were contacted about a boy and girl who were trapped.

What happened was that six teenagers had entered a large culvert when heavy rainfall hit the area. Water levels rose quickly and two of the teens were unaccounted for. Water rescue crews eventually found them about 300 feet along the culvert system, safe but unharmed.

Peel Parademics said it was “unlikely” that they would require a visit to hospital.

Mississauga Fire chief Deryn Rizzi said in a statement that it was an “incredible team effort.”

A stretch of Bristol Road was closed during the rescue effort.

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