Two-year-old girl rescued by firefighters after getting her HEAD stuck in a toy tractor ride

August 19, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

This is the hilarious moment a two-year-old toddler needed rescuing by firefighters after getting her HEAD stuck in a 50p toy tractor ride.

Isabelle Preece became firmly wedged after squeezing her head between the two bars of the garden centre attraction on Thursday morning.

Worried mum Charlotte, 25, who had decided to treat Isabelle for being so well behaved during their shopping trip, was forced to call the fire brigade after attempts by staff to free her failed.

Isabelle Preece is rescued by a fireman after getting her head stuck in a 50p train ride at a garden centre in Shropshire

Isabelle Preece is rescued by a fireman after getting her head stuck in a 50p train ride at a garden centre in Shropshire

Fire crews arrived at Wyevale Garden Centre, Donnington, Shrops., where they worked to release the adventurous tot as she patiently waited wearing safety googles and a helmet.

It wasn’t until the firefighters turned to their bar bending tool – usually reserved for rescuing people trapped in cars – that she was finally freed 20 minutes later.

Unharmed Isabelle was then reunited with her relieved mother and dad Ayden, 26  – but only after she finished her go on the ride.

Charlotte, a school teacher, said: “We went with friends to the play barn at the centre and Isabelle went on the tractor with her friend Vinnie.

“The next thing I know she was crying and I ran over and discovered she had got her head caught between the bars that run down the side.

Wyevale garden centre in Telford, Shropshire, where Isabelle got stuck

Wyevale garden centre in Telford, Shropshire, where Isabelle got stuck

“She was completely lodged and there was no way of getting her out.

“We had a look at the mechanics and it was one solid piece – there was no way of unscrewing it.

“We had to call the fire brigade.

“Isabelle was a bit panicked until I ran over but as soon as I was with her she was really calm and brave and just rested her head on a pillow that staff brought out.

Isabelle smiling again being freed from the machine

Isabelle smiling again being freed from the machine

“She looked pretty fed up and had a bit of a stroppy face, which you can see in the picture.

“The fire brigade came and broke the bars and got her out really quickly.

“We are going down to the station to see them and give them a thank you card and let Isabelle say thanks in person again.

“She was given a firemans helmet and ever since she met them she keeps asking where they are and when she’ll get to see them again.

“I think she wants to be a firefighter when she grows up now, she was really quite taken with them when she met them.

“They gave her a trip in their fire engine since she had been so brave. I guess she’s just an adventurous toddler like any other.

“She got to go on the fire engine so she was happy in the end and loved the attention.”

Tim Hughes crew manager at Telford Central Fire Station said: “An appliance was mobilised just after 11am to reports of a child with their head stuck in a toy tractor.

“On arrival we found a two-year-old girl trapped by her head through the bars in the side of an electric toy tractor.

“We used small gear and hydraulic cutting and spreading tools to bend the piece of equipment and safely rescue the child.”

“We thought it would be nice to give the incident a happy ending for her so we invited Isabelle to come on the truck and relax a bit to make it a positive experience for her.

“All the fire crew enjoyed meeting her. She was very brave as normally children can be quite distressed but she sat there and let us do what we needed to do.

“She put the safety goggles and helmet on and sat calmly while we rescued her.”

Rob Macmaster duty manager at Wyevale Garden Centre said: “It was brought to my attention that a little girl had somehow put her head outside the tractor and got it stuck so I called the fire brigade straight away.

“They came and freed her within a matter of minutes and everything was fine,” he continued.

“We got her out with no injuries and we gave her some sweets so she was quite happy.”

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