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Nicholas Little was sucked through a drain pipe Nicholas Little was sucked through a drain pipe
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ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) -

A Carter County man risked drowning to help out his neighbors. It happened on Warrior Lane near Milligan College.

Nicholas Little was helping two of his neighbors walk over a washed out bridge so they could get to their home.

That's when he slipped off the side.

The strong current sucked his body into the drain pipe. He hung on for as long as he could, but then he decided to let go.

"It sucked me through the drain pipe, and luckily there's a tree fallen about twenty foot down the creek, and I was able to grab it and get out," said Little.

Rescue crews arrived shortly afterward.

Amazingly, Little walked away with only a few scrapes.

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