Boy (11) rescued after falling into manhole in Northern Ireland

The boy fell into the hole in Dungannon, Co Tyrone on Wednesday night

Fire crews were called to rescue an 11-year-old boy who had fallen down a manhole at a petrol station on Wednesday night.

The incident happened shortly before 7pm in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, a Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said.

Officers used specialist breathing apparatus and a harness to rescue the boy from the four-metre-deep hole some 40 miles west of Belfast.

The boy was conscious but had suffered minor injuries to his back. He was transported to to Craigavon Area Hospital for further checks, the BBC reported. – PA