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Iowa boy trapped under slab in river freed



FORT DODGE (KWWL) -- A boy whose leg was trapped under a large concrete slab in the Des Moines River has been freed.  Officials say rescue crews freed the boy near Fort Dodge.

14-year-old Joseph Hill, of rural Webster County, was pinned for about 20 minutes Tuesday afternoon. Hill was laying on his back in about three feet of water along the bank.



Hill was fishing with his grandfather when he stepped on the slab while trying to retrieve his fishing line.  His leg was caught when the concrete moved and he couldn't get out of the way.

Hill suffered cuts and bruises, but no broken bones.

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