Advertisement
 
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

AFD rescues 9-year-old boy stuck in tree

Friday, April 05, 2013 - Updated: 4:10 PM

Amsterdam Fire Department responded to an afternoon report Thursday of a boy stuck in a tree.

Fire personnel, along with Amsterdam Police, responded to 20 Hawk St. for the call at 1:54 p.m.

"We had a 9-year-old climbing a tree," said Battalion Chief Mike Whitty, of the Amsterdam Fire Department. "He slid down and got his leg wedged between the main branches of the tree. He couldn't get himself out."

The boy had been going after a ball that got stuck in the tree, Whitty said, and upon getting stuck, his parents called the department.

"We were out doing some training as it were, so we sent our rescue truck and ladder truck to follow up," Whitty said. "They ended up calling for the engine."

Using a hydraulic spreader, fire personnel spread the two main branches that the boy's leg was wedged between.

Whitty said the branches were too big in diameter to push.

Fire personnel lifted his leg out and checked him for injuries, Whitty said, but the boy had no pain or any issues with the knee or leg.

Whitty said after they got their equipment ready, the rescue took about 10 minutes.

- Rebecca Webster

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

Most Popular

    Planning board OKs Amsterdam solar revisions for Amsterdam
    Friday, July 29, 2016

    Daniel Lawrence Piotrowski
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Police: Evidence shows Mattice wasn't abducted
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Melanie R. Zumbolo
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Awilda I. Rosado-Vazquez
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Miami Avenue project gets green light after bid awarded
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Broken sewer line spills more sewage into Mohawk River
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Aldermen OK sale of five city properties
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Amsterdam 14U squad set for huge tournament in Myrtle Beach
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    AIDA hears pitch about marketing their properties
    Monday, July 25, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook