Chinese Rescuers Save Boy Stuck Between Walls
5-year-old slipped in 6-inch crevice playing hide-and-seek
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 28, 2011 2:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – A 5-year-old boy who fell into a crevice while playing hide-and-seek has been freed by Chinese rescuers who used a sledgehammer and saw to break through a wall. China Central Television showed a helmeted rescuer chipping into a wall while the crying boy held up a sheet to protect his face from flying rubble. Rescuers pried him out after cutting one wall with a circular saw for half an hour. The boy in Hunan province slipped from a one-story roof and fell into a gap between buildings just 6 inches across at its widest point. He had minor scrapes on his face but no other injuries.