Teen falls through metal ventilation grate

A teenage boy fell nearly 20 feet after a metal ventilation grate gave way outside the Flossmoor Public Library Friday evening, said fire officials.

The rescue effort took about 30 minutes.

Flossmoor Fire Chief Chris Sewell said the teen was conscious on the way to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

A construction company was called in to board up and wall off the area, while an investigation continues into what happened.

4 comments

  • Vladimir Martinez

    We were outside of the flossmoor library because that library closed at 5:00 P.M. Then he finds that vent were it is warmer because he didn't have a coat on, so we stood on the gate then out of the blue he falls. I called the police and said that a teen fell down a vent but I didn't know if he was okay or not. And we were waiting for our ride to pick us up. But during that time of our rides arrival that happened. Please pray for him. Sellars Vine is my best friend and please help him

  • Vladimir

    We were outside of the flossmoor library because that library closed at 5:00 P.M. Then he finds that vent were it is warmer because he didn't have a coat on

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