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Man, nephew hospitalized after boy falls into aqueduct

A man and boy were hospitalized Thursday after the boy fell in the California Aqueduct in Hesperia and the man jumped in to rescue him, officials said.

The two were walking a dog when the boy fell in the water about noon, said Jodi Miller, a spokeswoman with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office. The man, identified by the Victorville Daily Press as the boy's uncle, dove in to save him.

A second boy walking with the two flagged down a water department employee, who called 911, Miller said. Sheriff's deputies and medics arrived, pulled the pair from the water and took them to the hospital.

Their conditions were unknown, Miller said. Their names and ages were also not immediately available.

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