Firefighters rescue toddler stuck in drain pipe

A Holder boy sleeps during his rescue from a drain pipe. Photo by ACT Fire Brigade.

A Holder boy sleeps during his rescue from a drain pipe. Photo by ACT Fire Brigade.

Firefighters have been forced to remove plumbing pipe from under a house at Holder today to rescue a toddler who’s foot became trapped.

The ACT Fire Brigade responded with two crews to the Pearson Street property after receiving and emergency triple zero call just after 11:30 this morning.

Firefighters arrived a short time later to begin the delicate rescue by climbing under the back of the house and digging up the pipe he was stuck in.

After gaining access to the pipe and maneuvering the boys foot firefighters were able to lift him free.

The boy went to sleep (as pictured above) during the over 30 minute delicate rescue and did not completely wake up when he was removed from the drain.

He was checked over by ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics and given the all clear. He has been now put to bed to continue to sleep off the ordeal.

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