(Dylan Stableford) A 3-year-old Colombian boy was rescued from a sewer shaft on Wednesday, nearly 24 hours after he was reported missing.
Jeanpier Silvera Arteta went missing in Barranquilla on Tuesday. Rescuers found him on Wednesday after an extensive search of the sewer system on a construction site where the boy and his two brothers had been playing.
"It was an intense search," one rescuer told the BBC. "Thank God we found the boy in one of the sweeps in the area. We had already searched the sewers one time and hadn't found him. The second time we searched, the boy was there. He was close to being swept into a hole in the sewer."
Arteta was rushed to the hospital, where he is recovering.