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Firefighters rescue teenager from quicksand on bank of river

By Ben Hooper
Firefighters rescue teenager from quicksand on bank of river
Firefighters work to free a 17-year-old boy stuck in quicksand. Screenshot: Newsflare

YUNCHENG, China, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Firefighters in China were summoned to the bank of a river to help a 17-year-old who became stuck in quicksand.

Video of the rescue Tuesday in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, shows the teenager with his arms and legs stuck in the quicksand at the side of the river.

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The firefighters tie a rope around one of the rescuers, who wades into the quicksand in an attempt to pull the teen to safety while his colleagues hold onto the rope from shore.

The teenager proves to be firmly stuck in the quicksand, leading a second firefighter to venture out to help.

The firefighters are eventually able to get the boy to safety and return to land with the help of the safety rope.

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