A 4-year-old boy is feeling a little lighter after firefighters were able to free his thumb that got stuck inside a doorknob.
Southern Pines Fire and Rescue said on its Facebook page Wednesday the child’s thumb was stuck inside a doorknob that was missing its locking cylinder.
Engine 811 (C-Shift) fire crew cuts a medal doorknob off a local boy’s thumb. Photo via Southern Pines Fire and Rescue’s Facebook page.
The fire department said after trying to free the thumb with easier methods were unsuccessful, they used hand tools, to include metal cutters, to dismantle the doorknob.
“After approximately 30 minutes of precision cutting and easing the child’s fears they were able to remove the door knob without additional injury,” said the department. “The child, mom and dad are all doing well!”
Feature photo: Firefighters work to free a 4-year-old boy’s thumb from a doorknob. Photo via Southern Pines Fire and Rescue’s Facebook page.