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A slippery rescue for young boy who gets finger stuck in bath plughole

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14 Apr 2017
Crews were called to the Woodlands Avenue property in Kew East just after 6pm after a 3 year old boy accidentally got a finger stuck in the plug hole whilst having a bath in his family home.

The family tried to remove his finger without success and called MFB for assistance.


MFB firefighters had to make access underneath the bath via the masonry wall in order to remove the plughole. 

 
The nature of the construction of the house made this more difficult than usual and it took 9 firefighters, including 2 rescue units, 5 hours to remove the plughole and enable the patient to be tended to by paramedics. 

 
MFB Rescue specialists then attended hospital to completely remove the plughole in a medical environment.


Commander Rogasch praised the young boy, who remained calm and patient throughout this long episode. 

 
He was given an MFB Trauma Teddy Bear by firefighters that he took with him to hospital.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES:  4
NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS:  9

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