17-Year-Old Swept Into City Storm Drain Is Missing (VIDEO)

Think of the most horrible thing that could happen to you. Chances are, some of you thought what happened to poor 17-year-old Logan Blake of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Logan and a friend were playing Frisbee on an elementary school lawn when a storm began pummeling them and the two were swept away -- and into the city sewers. Logan's friend was eventually deposited into a lake a mile away, but Logan remains missing.

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Now, I don't know much about drainage systems, but presumably sewage waste systems and storm drain systems are different, so hopefully Logan isn't stuck in pipes of human waste. But still, who even knew this could happen? But storm drains are so large, it's strange you don't hear about this more often -- except that flash flooding usually doesn't get this bad.

Still, how a storm managed to wash away two teenagers, and Logan's father described his son as strong and athletic, is a mystery.

He has reportedly been missing since early last night, but authorities remain hopeful that they will find him alive.

I can't imagine what this kid is going through -- stuck somewhere underneath the city, inside of storm drains! It's got to be incredibly scary. And his parents must be insane with worry.

Logan's father, Mark, said that he's confident that Logan has "hooked on" to something and is waiting for the currents to die down.

I don't have a clue what I'd do in this position -- probably just stand there and scream my bloody fool head off.

We can only hope that since he's young, strong, and apparently a good swimmer, he will make it out okay.

What would you do?

 

Image via ABC News

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