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A water fight on the last day of the school met an unfortunate end when one boy fell several metres into an air intake.

The boy, believed to be 13-years-old, was shooting water guns with friends when he fell through an open grate. The incident occurred around 9:00 am on Thursday at Dover Bay Secondary School.

According to Nanaimo Fire Rescue, the boy fell over 5 metres, which caused him to suffer injuries to his back and right leg.

Questions remain as to why the air intake was left open.

After a special technical rescue team hoisted the boy up and out, officials cordoned off the area. Worksafe BC is now investigating.

CTV Vancouver Island was on the scene and reporter Jessica Lepp posted these photos:

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