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Teen survived 25-foot plunge into hot lava tube at Hawaiian park

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Steam Vent near Volcano House where boy fell in. (NPS Photo/J.Ferracane) Steam Vent near Volcano House where boy fell in. (NPS Photo/J.Ferracane)

A teenage boy survived a twenty-five foot plunge below the earth's surface into a hot lava tube in Hawaii.

The fifteen year-old from San Rafael, California fell into the narrow, chimney-like crack in the earth at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Wednesday night.

His mother called police after the boy reportedly attempted to jump over the railing surrounding the steam vent.

Crews with the Park's Search and Rescue Team and the Hawaii Fire Department rappelled into the deep, steaming tube and pulled the boy to safety.

The boy reportedly suffered a bump on his head and minor abrasions, but was not seriously injured.

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