9 year-old boy’s hand stuck in pool for more than 3 hours

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

A paramedic Pieter Russouw told Media 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.

-RadioDUT

Image adapted: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Boys-hand-stuck-in-pool-for-hours-20150220

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