NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An 11-year-old fell through an open subway grate in a Brooklyn park Wednesday.
It happened around 5 p.m. at the Rudd Playground in Bushwick.READ MORE: 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Wins Big As Broadway Celebrates The 74th Annual Tony Awards
Police say the boy dropped onto a subway platform after falling through a grate that had been accidentally left open.
He did not land on the tracks and was rescued by relatives and good Samaritans. He was not seriously injured.READ MORE: Police Seize 7 Vans Allegedly Used As Airbnb Rentals In Manhattan
“No one knew how deep it was. You look and it’s like a black hole. No one knew how deep it was. No one knew if he was laying on the tracks, if a train was gonna start rolling through, so it was so many things going through your head at one time,” Brooklyn resident Parker Griffin said.
It’s believed the boy slipped into the gated-off area through a section of peeled-back fence.MORE NEWS: Woman Accused Of Telling Black Couple At Brooklyn Dog Park, 'Stay In Your Hood'
A complaint about the fencing was reportedly submitted to the city two hours before the accident.