Boy’s hand stuck in pool for hours

2015-02-20 16:30

Bloemfontein - A 9-year-old was rushed to hospital on Friday afternoon after his hand got stuck in a pool weir [filter inlet] during a school trip in Bloemfontein.

ER24 paramedic Pieter Russouw told News24 that he first heard about the incident at 11:00. The boy was eventually freed at about 14:30.

Russouw said the concrete around the weir was broken away by emergency officials during their attempt to save the boy.

The child is a pupil at St Michaels in Bloemfontein.

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