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Firefighters rescue toddler stuck in duct

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 7:50 am

Fort Wayne firefighters rescued a 1-year-old boy after he fell several feet into a heating duct at his family’s home.

Firefighters say the boy fell through a loose vent cover on Monday and dropped about eight feet before becoming stuck between the home’s first floor and basement.

Fire Lt. Kasie Platt told NewsChannel 15 that the child was crying as firefighters worked to break through the wall, so they knew he was able to breathe. Platt says the boy fell so far into the vent that firefighters could hardly see him at first.

Platt says the boy didn’t suffer any significant injuries.