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15-year-old boy rescued from upstate NY mud pit

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WESTTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has been rescued after spending more than two hours trapped in waist-high mud in an upstate New York sand pit.

Emergency officials in Orange County tell the Times Herald-Record of Middletown that Spencer Lozza was riding his all-terrain vehicle Sunday when the ATV got stuck in mud in an old sand pit in Westtown, 75 miles northwest of New York City.

The teen got off the ATV and sank in up to his waist in the thick mud. Family and friends tried to get him out with ropes but were unsuccessful.

Firefighters eventually freed Lozza by placing ladders across the mud hole, allowing Lozza to slip out of the waders he was wearing and free himself.

The teen wasn't injured.

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