Boy we Rescued From Storm Water Drain #FRNSW

Boy Rescued From Storm Water Drain

via Boy Rescued From Storm Water Drain.

Emergency service crews rescued a Dapto boy from a stormwater drain overnight after he became trapped while trying to retrieve a lost ball.

The boy was wedged head first down the drain and a member of Dapto Fire and Rescue placed himself down the drain to calm the boy while paramedics and firefighters worked for 25 minutes to free him.

They had to use specialist tools to bend the metal in the drain that was trapping the boy’s head, to remove him.

He was released unharmed and checked over by paramedics.


The firefighter down the drain was…. me !

Thank you to the ambo’s that helped, especially Carol who had to get in the drain next to me.

Well done to the firefighters from Wollongong and Dapto.

About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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