Rescue at Cronulla

Published: 23rd March 2009

This evening rescue firefighters from Cronulla responded to Searl Road, Cronulla where a young child had three fingers stuck in the plug-hole of a large, cast-iron bathtub. Firefighters were able to free one finger but had to break through the brick and tile bath enclosure to cut out a section of the bath around the drain to free the child. Ambulance paramedics took the child to hospital where rescue firefighters from Hurstville cut the drain from his fingers. All of the firefighters reported that the little boy was true hero, remaining calm throughout the incident.