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Boy, 3, rescued from manure pit on farm

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HONEY BROOK, Pa. -

Officials say emergency crews rescued a 3-year-old boy who fell into a manure pit on a farm near Philadelphia.
  
Emergency responders were called to the Honey Brook Township farm at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday after the child fell into the six- to 10-foot pit inside a large barn.
  
Fire crews tried to get in to help but quickly became stuck, and as they developed a plan they tried to calm the frightened victim.
  
Two rescuers with rope harnesses worked their way inside, and after building a plywood platform were able to move through the pit to the victim.
  
Officials say the boy was alert when he was removed on a stretcher and taken to Ephrata Community Hospital with minor injuries. Authorities say decontaminating rescue personnel and equipment took considerable time.

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