6-year-old boy rescued by SCDF after getting leg caught in playground wire feature

A slip.

Mandy How | June 16, 2021, 04:41 PM

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A six-year-old boy had to be retrieved by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) after getting stuck in a playground feature.

Not hurt

The incident, which was highlighted by Marymount MP (Member of Parliament) Gan Siow Huang, occurred on the evening of June 15, at Block 229 Bishan Street 23.

Gan said that the boy was not hurt, and thanked the SCDF for responding quickly.

The officers had to pull the wires apart to release the boy's leg, according to Gan.

In the meantime, the playground has been temporarily closed while its design is being revised for safety.


Speaking to Shin Min Daily News, the boy's mother said that he had been at the playground with his sister during the incident.

Shortly after, his sister had returned home to inform her that the boy was trapped.

According to the mum, the boy had wanted to climb to the top of the feature via the wire tunnel, but slipped and caught his thigh in a gap.

"I was actually very anxious then, but had to keep soothing my son," the woman added.

In response to Mothership's queries, SCDF confirmed that they received a call for assistance at the location on 6:35pm.

Hydraulic rescue equipment was used to free the trapped child.

The child was not conveyed to the hospital, after being assessed by an SCDF paramedic.

Top photo via Shin Min Daily News, Gan Siow Huang's Instagram page