Initial reports indicated there were six people possibly in the tube, but Erie County 911 officials then said it was likelythere were just two.
Witnesses on scene said they did see two people go in the tube -- but according to Chief Tony Pol, City of Erie Fire Department, the two kids were never actually in the tube.
They went to retrieve a ball they were playing with near the mouth of the tube behind Alfee's on Glenwood Park Avenue when a witness thought they went in.
Emergency crews checked nearly every spot along the line that runs to the Water Treatment Facility plant on the Bayfront Parkway.
Crews searched for about an hour until it was called off.
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