Firefighters in Taichung City broke the glass of a claw machine this afternoon, after a three year-old boy climbed into the machine and became trapped.
Emergency services received a call from the boy’s distressed mother at 1:07pm. The woman told dispatchers that her son had crawled into the machine when she wasn’t paying attention.
A firetruck, one ambulance, and 8 personnel were dispatched to scene.
Firefighters tried to contact the machine’s owner, then contacted a locksmith in the neighborhood. The locksmith wasn’t able to open the machine quickly enough, so firefighters in the end broke the glass.
The rescue operation took about 10 minutes.
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