Duluth boy sucked into culvert in 1972
DULUTH, Minn. - Steve Chapman tried, but his friend just couldn't hold on. John Schroepfer was sucked into the culvert drain.
"Letting go of his hand was a pretty scary thing," Schroepfer said Friday. He was sure it was the end for him. "I tried as hard as I could."
But the water, powerful enough to suck the shoes and socks off his feet, won out.
Steve wept after his friend disappeared.
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