A 9-year-old boy had to be rescued late Tuesday afternoon after reportedly climbing into a storm drain. Perhaps he was tempted by a red balloon?

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No, I don't actually think Pennywise had anything to do with why this kid went into a storm drain in Lawrence Twp., Mercer County, but the fictional 'IT' clown did come to mind when I learned of the boy's story (after I knew he was found uninjured).

6abc.com reports that the boy was visiting family when he wandered away and managed to crawl into a drain off Port Court where he lost his way.

First responders were called to the scene and were able to pull the 9-year-old to safety with no added drama.

So glad he's okay! Not to make light of this situation, but don't EVER go chasing paper boats into a storm drain, EVEN if there's a pseudo-friendly clown asking you how you feel about popcorn.

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