Four-Year-Old Girl Rescued After Falling in Construction Hole in China

Category: World / Nov 21, 2012 6:20PM EDT
Firefighters and police officer in east China successfully rescued a child from a construction-site hole in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province. The four-year-old girl, who lives nearby the construction site, fell into the hole while playing around Saturday afternoon, reports say. After receiving an emergency call at 15:07, local firefighters and police officers rushed to the site. Upon their arrival, rescue workers discovered a hole measuring around 30 centimeters in diameter and six-meters in depth and the girl could not move. The firefighters then decided to use an excavator to dig a rescue passage 50 centimeters west from the hole to rescue the girl while providing oxygen to her by mobile oxygen supply. At 18:15, the rescue was successfully completed as the girl was out of danger around 19:00, who was later sent to a nearby hospital.