Firefighter tells of girl's bin drama

A SEVEN-year-old girl is recovering today after she climbed into a bin holder in an Ipswich play area and got her right leg stuck.Firefighters from Colchester Road headquarters were called to Bantoft Terrace in Ipswich yesterday evening.

A SEVEN-year-old girl is recovering today after she climbed into a bin holder in an Ipswich play area and got her right leg stuck.

Firefighters from Colchester Road headquarters were called to Bantoft Terrace in the Racecourse area at 5.15pm yesterday to help free the youngster.

The girl had clambered into the frame, which is a bit taller that two feet but did not contain a bin at the time, and managed to get herself wedged inside it.

Sub officer Wayne Crabb, one of the firefighters at the scene, said: “She was playing in the park and just jumped in. She knelt down with her foot against the back and knee against the front. She was fine when we got there.

“We kept reassuring her because we used electrical cutting equipment so it was a bit noisy.”

It took around 15 minutes to release the youngster from her predicament.

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Mr Crabb said the girl's father turned up to help look after her, while crews were there.

Although paramedics were not called to the incident, the youngster's dad told firefighters he would be taking his daughter to hospital as a precaution.

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