Boy res­cued by fire­fight­ers af­ter 15ft tree climb

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

FIRE­FIGHT­ERS res­cued a boy who got stuck up a tree.

The teenager was play­ing football in the park off Bryn­more Drive, Mac­cles­field, when the ball got stuck in the branches.

Af­ter climb­ing 15ft to re­trieve the ball the boy was un­able to get down.

Neigh­bours used lad­ders to try and res­cue the boy but were un­suc­cess­ful.

A fire crew from Mac­cles­field and an am­bu­lance were called at 5.30pm.

Fire­fight­ers used a lad­der to help down the teenager, who was checked over by paramedics.

He didn’t suf­fer any in­juries.

A spokesman for the fire ser­vice said: “A group of lads were play­ing football and the ball got stuck in the tree.

“He climbed about 15ft and couldn’t get down.

“Neigh­bours had tried to get the boy down but couldn’t quite man­age it so we helped.

“He was okay but the paramedics gave him a look over.

“His mum told us he wasn’t very good at climb­ing trees.”

A spokesman for North West Am­bu­lance Ser­vice said: “We were called to the scene and waited for the ca­su­alty to be ex­tracted from the tree.

“There was no in­juries so there was no need for him to go to hos­pi­tal.”

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