Firemen rescue Calif. teen from chimney

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, December 16, 2011 13:31 EDT
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A teen is rescued from his parents' chimney in Stockton, Calif. Image: Screenshot via CBS San Francisco.
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A teen was rescued unharmed on Thursday after firemen removed a portion of a chimney at a home in Stockton, Calif., which the teen had tried to use as an entry into the building while returning after curfew.

The home’s fireplace is reportedly in the teen’s bedroom, although the family later changed their story to claim the boy was merely cleaning the chimney.

After removing a portion of the chimney, firefighters were able to lower ropes down to pull the boy out, according to a CBS affiliate station in San Francisco.

The video below is from CBS SF, broadcast Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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