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Kenny Markiewicz, 8, shows some of the bruises he suffered Wednesday when he was swept through six blocks of storm sewer in Duluth near Proctor. Watching is his mother Amber Markiewicz. Steve Kuchera | Forum Communications

'I took a breath and I prayed' -- Mother, boy recount plunge down Duluth culvert

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DULUTH -- It all happened in less than 30 minutes.

Kenny Markiewicz, 8, and his 10-year-old cousin, Emily Mullikin, were given permission to go outside about noon Wednesday in Bayview Heights near Proctor. The record-setting rain had subsided, and the kids went to splash in the puddles less than a half-block down the hill, said Kenny's mother, Amber Markiewicz.

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