Helping hands for local boy who loses skateboard in Maplewood

- On Sunday, Maplewood resident Gavin Kleppe, age 12, was enjoying a ride on his skateboard on Baker Street when the skateboard veered away and into the sewer near the corner of Baker Street and Maplewood Avenue.

Luckily for Kleppe, Robbin Cooper, who is originally from Maplewood and now living in Short Hills, was walking by with her dog Meelan, just as the skateboard mishap occurred.

As Cooper explained on her Facebook page, "Meelan and I went for our usual long Sunday walk. Came upon a young boy, who was skateboarding across the street. Jumped off his board and it slid right into the sewer. My heart broke for him, he was upset but handled it well. I couldn't even dream of leaving him there staring at the board."

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