Photos: Search for Boy Who Fell Into LA Sewer System Ends With ‘Happy Hearts’

A nearly 13-hour search for a boy who fell into a sewer pipe system at Los Angeles' Griffith Park ended with "happy hearts." Sanitation workers opened a maintenance hatch early Monday, April 2, 2018, and found the boy "alive and talking."

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Search teams along the LA River channel near Griffith Park Sunday April 1, 2018.
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Jesse Hernandez, 13, fell into a sewage pipe on Sunday, April 1, 2018, during a family celebration at Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
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This map show the rough location of where Jesse Hernandez fell into the LA sewer system on Sunday, April 1, 2018, and the location where he was found on Monday, April 2, 2018.
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A view of the area where Jesse Hernandez fell at Griffith Park.
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A view of the sewer pipe into which 13-year-old Jesse Hernandez fell on Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Griffith Park.
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The sewer pipe system branches out in different directions and extends under the 5 and 134 freeways near Griffith Park.
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Los Angeles fire-rescue workers lower a camera into a sewer pipe during the search for Jesse Hernandez, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Griffith Park.
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Fire-rescue team members lower a ladder into the hole through which Jesse Hernandez fell, Sunday, April 1, 2018, at Griffith Park.
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Fire-rescue team members search along the LA River near Griffith Park, Sunday, April 1, 2018.
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Search teams along the LA River channel near Griffith Park, Sunday, April 1, 2018.
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Cameras like this were used to help find Jesse Hernandez after he fell in the LA sewer system, Sunday, April 1, 2018.
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Search teams along the LA River channel near Griffith Park, Sunday, April 1, 2018.
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A view of the search command post, Monday, April 2, 2018, at Griffith Park.
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A view of the search command post, Monday, April 2, 2018, at Griffith Park.
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LA Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott announces that, after a nearly 12-hour search, Jesse Hernandez was found, on Monday, April 2, 2018.
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