In what authorities described as a “miracle,” an 11-year-old boy was conscious and alert after getting sucked into the culvert of a drainage ditch near High Cliff State Park in the midst of Tuesday’s heavy rains. The boy went underground and was found about 30 feet from where he initially disappeared in a manhole, authorities said. He was rescued about 40 minutes after the search began.”Considering how dark it was … it really probably is more of a miracle,” said Harrison Fire Chief Amos Mikkelson. “Chances are he probably popped up in that spot because it was the first spot where there was an air pocket. … He realized there was a handle and started to pull himself up because there was air.”Authorities did not know his current condition, but said the boy was conscious, alert and speaking before he was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The Calumet County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene at around 6 p.m. after the boy’s friends alerted his parents that he went under and didn’t resurface.