Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

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UPDATE: Boy's Hand Freed From Bike Chain By Firefighters

Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Dovecot Avenue, Dovecot.
Firefighters freed a boy's hand after it became stuck in a bike chain.

Fire crews from Old Swan Community Fire Station and the Search and Rescue Team attended the incident in Dovecot Avenue, Dovecot.

Fire crews helped the three-year-old male whose hand had been trapped in the bike chain.

Firefighters used bolt cutters to release the child's hand and gave him First Aid before he was taken to Alder Hey Hospital by his family.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 5.17pm on April 29. Firefighters had left the scene by 6.07pm.

Watch Manager Andy Cuthel, who attended the call-out with Green Watch at Old Swan Community Fire Station, said: “The child had caught his hand by accident in the bike chain and we used our bolt cutters to free his hand. We are trained in First Aid and applied bandages to the hand once it was freed and offered reassurance to the boy and those at the scene before he was taken to hospital.”

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