Published: Aug 02, 2013 4:32 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 5-year-old Fort Myers boy was sucked into a storm drain Thursday night, and carried 300 yards away, to the Caloosahatchee River. Miraculously, he survived the ordeal. 

In this video, Chief Meteorologist Jim Farrell explains how much rain fell at the intersection, at the time of the incident.