Hawaii Boy Survives 6-Story Fall Down Trash Chute

October 9, 2014

An 8-year-old Hawaii boy who fell six stories down a trash chute and was pulled out by a neighbor with a fire hose has suffered only cuts.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the boy’s 13-year-old aunt rushed up to 29-year-old Dan Kaetsu on the eighth floor of the Honolulu condo tower, asking for help.

She says the boy threw garbage down the chute and fell through the opening. He landed in trash piled up to the second floor.

Kaetsu broke a glass fire-hose box and sent the hose down the chute. Using the chute walls for support, the boy held the hose, and Kaetsu hoisted him to the eighth floor.

Firefighters arrived as the boy emerged.

He was taken to a hospital with cuts to his forehead, arms and feet.

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