Other un­usual res­cues by fire­fight­ers

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Bizarre Rescues -

A 14-year-old boy had to be freed by fire­fight­ers when he got his fin­ger stuck in the drip tray of a coffee ma­chine in June 2015. He had been taken to Ash­ford’s Wil­liam Har­vey Hos­pi­tal where med­i­cal staff called for help when they were un­able to free the fin­ger.

Gym-goer Deb Jarvis had to be freed by Ash­ford fire­fight­ers af­ter she got her fin­gers stuck in holes in the wall of the hall at Ash­ford’s Stour Cen­tre. She was wait­ing for her Fight Klub class to start when she lent back on a wall and in­ad­ver­tently pushed her fin­gers into a metal rail­ing with holes in it. Fire­fight­ers had to cut out a sec­tion of the wall to free her.

Dover girl Ella Birchenough had to be lifted free by fire­fight­ers af­ter be­com­ing stuck waist-deep in a drain af­ter jump­ing down to re­trieve her dropped iPhone. A photo of the trapped 16-yearold, taken by her mum, went vi­ral on the in­ter­net.

Fire­fight­ers freed a 16-year-old girl who got stuck head-first into a gap be­tween rocks on Herne Bay seafront while look­ing for her lighter. With the tide com­ing in, the fire crew prised the boul­ders apart us­ing hy­draulic equip­ment and dragged the young­ster to safety.

Jen­son Young, then seven, was rid­ing his bike in Ash­ford a cou­ple of years ago when he slipped off the seat and got his leg stuck be­tween the metal frame and a pedal arm. Neigh­bours tried for 30 min­utes to free the dis­tressed lad be­fore call­ing fire­fight­ers, who cut through part of the bike to free him.

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