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Boy, 9, Rescued From Chimney

SALT LAKE CITY, (UPI) — Firefighters in Salt Lake City said they rescued a 9-year-old boy who became stuck while apparently trying to lower himself down the chimney of his home.

The firefighters said they were called to the California Avenue home around 6 p.m. Monday by the boy’s mother, who told them she had heard the boy crying and soon found he was stuck up the chimney, KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, reported Wednesday.

The rescuers said it took them about 45 minutes to pull the boy to safety using a rope. He was not seriously injured.

The boy’s mother told firefighters she believes he climbed up to the roof on his own and attempted to lower himself down the chimney.

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