FIREYS RES­CUE BOY FROM HANDCUFFS

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Danielle Jarvis

IN ONE of their more un­usual as­sign­ments, two fire crews were called on to free a young boy who had ac­ci­den­tally cuffed him­self with handcuffs.

A mother took her son, aged about 11, to Mt Druitt Fire Sta­tion last week after the mech­a­nism on the replica cuffs failed.

The Mt Druitt crew called in spe­cial­ists from the 78 Ropes Cross­ing Fire Sta­tion who prised the young­ster’s hand free.

Mt Druitt Fire Sta­tion Com­man­der Daron Lesslie said the boy was calm con­sid­er­ing the sit­u­a­tion.

“The mech­a­nism (in the handcuffs) had failed,” Com­man­der Lesslie said.

“We called in a spe­cial­ist res­cue from 78 Ropes Cross­ing Fire Sta­tion to as­sist while we kept the swelling down with ice packs.

“After a lit­tle cut­ting and pris­ing, our cham­pion pa­tient was soon re­leased from his binds.”

Com­man­der Lesslie said it wasn’t the first time his crews had cut handcuffs, and pre­dicted it wouldn’t be the last.

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