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Firefighters rescue boy with finger trapped in fence in Taunton
9:00pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
PULLING his finger out wasn’t an option when Jack Comer’s mum told him to hurry up after his swimming lesson.
A fire crew had to be summoned after six-year-old Jack got a finger trapped in railings outside St James Pool, Taunton.
He was stuck for 30 minutes before firefighters eventually cut him free after the incident on Friday evening.
His mum, Emma Comer, of St Patricks Road, said: “He’d just finished the class and was walking along the railings with a friend.
“I said, ‘Come on, hurry up,’ but he said he couldn’t because his finger was stuck.
“I tried to tug it out, but it was jammed and still wouldn’t shift when a member of staff from the pool tried to get him to wriggle it out using shampoo.”
Mrs Comer then called the fire and rescue service, who were equally unsuccessful when they applied soap to his finger.
She added: “They then said they’d need to use a saw and by this time Jack was panicking and screaming.
“They cut off a bit of the fence and were then able to remove his finger.”
Jack was none the worse for wear with only a slight pinch mark, although he got a telling off from mum for dawdling.
Mrs Comer said: “The staff at the pool and the fire service were so nice and kind to Jack and really calmed him down.
“It’s given him a good story to tell when he’s older.”
A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “We received a call for assistance to a child who had got his fingers stuck in railings.
“Crews used small tools to release the child’s finger and used first aid equipment.”
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