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Teen rescued after being stuck in mud for 5 hours

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A fire department spokesman says rescue workers have freed a 16-year-old boy who spent about five hours stuck in mud up to his thighs in a muddy stream. A fire department spokesman says rescue workers have freed a 16-year-old boy who spent about five hours stuck in mud up to his thighs in a muddy stream.
Puyallup, Wash. -

A fire department spokesman says rescue workers have freed a 16-year-old boy who spent about five hours stuck in mud up to his thighs in a muddy stream in Puyallup, Washington.

A Central Pierce Fire and Rescue spokesman says the boy and a friend wandered away from a skateboard park about 1 p.m. Monday and ended up at the stream near the Puyallup River. Spokesman Ed Hrivnak says the 16-year-old got stuck. The spokesman says the friend spent hours trying to help, then walked to a nearby fire station at about 5 p.m. to get assistance.

Crews managed to free the teen by about 6 p.m. Hrivnak says the boy was cold but didn't seem to be injured.

Puyallup is about 5 miles east of Tacoma.

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