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Child injured in bathtub accident
A two-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after receiving injuries to his hand when it became stuck in a bath plug yesterday (July 22).
CFA was called to the incident in Kirkhams Lane, Kyvalley in the state’s north about 8.20pm.
Kyabram Fire Brigade Captain Mick Crompton said it took more than three hours to free the child’s hand.
“It was a difficult rescue due to the style of the old cast iron bath,” he said.
“We tried a number of things, olive oil, detergents – In the end, Echuca Moama Search and Rescue ended up having to cut part of the bath out.”
Captain Crompton said once the boy was out of the bath, further work needed to be done in cutting the piece away from his hand.
“In the end he was airlifted to Melbourne with the inner insert of the plug hole still attached to his hand,” he said.
“We were very surprised how good and cooperative the child was throughout the whole rescue.
“And we couldn’t have done it without the help of Echuca Moama Search and Rescue.”
Two trucks and a support vehicle from Kyabram attended the incident.