In what must have been a terribly frightening episode, a five-year-old boy in Zhejiang managed to get his head stuck inside a plastic water pipe while playing without parental supervision on Monday.
The incident occurred at a wedding feast the boy’s parents had dragged him to in Fenghua city. Spotting the odd-looking water pipe for the first time in his life, the inquisitive boy played around with it like it was his new toy, even trying to wear it as a hat. Unfortunately, this hat wouldn’t come off, People’s Daily reports.
The boy’s parents had to call the local fire department for help. The firefighters tried to soothe the crying boy while they used various tools — including pliers, large scissors and an electric grinder — to free the boy’s head from the pipe prison.
Firefighters would like to remind parents to supervise their children carefully and pay close attention to their safety.
There’s even a video of the rescue process. Watch it below:
Kids have a long history of getting stuck in things around these parts, most recently a massage bed (again).
By Lucy Liu
[Images via CCTV]