Teenage boy rescued in Barrow slag bank drama
Last updated at 08:33, Thursday, 29 August 2013
A TEENAGE boy was rescued tonight after getting stuck some 50ft up Barrow’s Slag Bank.
The boy had climbed up the steep front side of the slag bank and then could not move any further.
Two fire engines were redirected from two malicious grass fires in Barrow Island to the scene, off the A590 in Walney Road at around 8.30pm.
A local farmer managed to throw a rope to the boy which he tied around himself.
Barrow’s Red Watch crews then used harness equipment to rescue the boy.
Paramedics were at the scene to check the boy over. The fire service said the boy was unhurt.
First published at 22:42, Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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drove past and saw his mates at the top and him at bottom thought he would not be stupid enough to climb up - guess I was wrong thank God he/she didn't hurt themselves.
So why was here up there? A small boy in a big world yet again. Will they never learn?
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