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Iowa teenager swept into storm drain

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First responders search for a teenager who was swept into a storm drain. (Source: KCRG/CNN) First responders search for a teenager who was swept into a storm drain. (Source: KCRG/CNN)

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (KCRG/CNN) - Cedar Rapids firefighters are searching for a 17-year-old who was swept away in a sewer drain Monday.

Officials say several teens were playing Frisbee at a local school when Logan Blake was swept away into the storm drain.

A second teen, David Bliss, 17, went in after him, who was found but the other teen is still missing.

"At this point the victim's family has assembled in the area and we have a chaplain here to provide some type of comfort for them, emotional comfort for them as this search is going on," said public safety spokesman Greg Buelow.

Officials are optimistic the teen will be found alive.

Bliss traveled more than a mile through the storm sewer and ended up in a local lake. He walked to a nearby hospital.

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