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Rescue Workers Search for Iowa Teen Missing in Storm Drain

Rescue workers resumed the search Tuesday morning for an Iowa teen who was swept into a storm drain by raging flood waters. Logan Blake, 17, went to play Frisbee with two friends in northeast Cedar Rapids when he was pulled into the drain around 7:20 p.m. Monday, police said.

One of his friends, 17-year-old David Bliss, tried to yank him out, but was sucked in. Bliss was found alive in a drain pipe more than a mile away at Cedar Lake, reported NBC affiliate KWWL in Waterloo. The third teen managed to flag down help. Bliss’ injuries were non-life-threatening, and he was later released from the hospital. Rescue workers said Monday night that they believe the missing teen remains alive, and could be injured and stuck somewhere in the sewer system. They flipped over manholes in an effort to find him. Police said he could ultimately end up at an exit point in Cedar Lake.

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