N.J. firefighters rescue child trapped in claw machine

The fire department said the child did not need medical attention and was reunited with their parents


By FireRescue1 Staff

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. — New Jersey firefighters rescued a small child from inside a claw machine filled with bouncy balls on Wednesday.

Gloucester Township Fire District 6 posted on Facebook that the child had become trapped in the machine but was not injured and was reunited with their family after being removed.

Gloucester firefighters rescued a small child from a claw machine filled with bouncy balls on Wednesday.
Gloucester firefighters rescued a small child from a claw machine filled with bouncy balls on Wednesday. (Photo/Gloucester Township Fire District 6 Facebook)

“We like to challenge our personnel to be prepared for whatever is thrown their way,” the department said. “May’s training focused on rescue – including disentangling simulated patients from unique predicaments.”

Earlier this year, a 2-year-old boy in Alabama was also rescued after crawling into a claw machine.

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