A five year old boy has gotten himself into a jam in Port Macquarie, after his hand became trapped in a pool filter.
Port Macquarie State Emergency Services were called to the Port Macquarie Base Hospital on February 9, working for about half an hour to free the boy's arm from the plastic part.
Port Macquarie SES deputy commander Michael Brumby said the pool filter was removed quickly and cleanly.
“We protected his arm and removed the filter with a junior hacksaw,” he said.
“It was wrapped around his wrist but he seemed to be doing well.”
“We do get those sorts of calls occasionally… it’s good to be involved and able to assist.”
The boy was discharged from Port Macquarie Base Hospital at night on February 9.
Mr Brumby said the unusual rescue is similar to another call out at Lighthouse Beach in November last year.
Port Macquarie staff were previously sent to assist a 9 year old girl who got her arm caught in a pool intake pipe, the rescue taking several hours.
"Late last year we had a young girl with her arm trapped in a pool pipe, but this one was much simply," he said.
"It's just a reminder to keep watch of children especially around pools, remember to supervise kids around water."
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