A THREE-YEAR-OLD Swedish boy was trapped in a swimming pool for three hours when his arm got stuck in a pipe.
Firefighters, Local Police, Guardia Civil and medics were called to a hotel in the Platja de Muro area of Mallorca to rescue the child.
The firefighters had to dig through concrete to reach the pipe and cut it to free the boy. For 180 minutes he remained in his mother’s arms until he was finally released to a standing ovation from onlookers.
The drama took place at around 10.45 am yesterday (July 13) at the Alcúdia Pins hotel. Although the rescue was described as ‘complicated’ the child’s life was never in danger.
Medics gave him a clean bill of health and it was not necessary to take him to hospital. One of the rescuers said: “He has held out like a champion.”