Teenager released from swing in Hereford

Firefighters released a 14-year-old boy from a swing after he became trapped.

Firefighters released a 14-year-old boy from a swing after he became trapped.

First published in News

FIREFIGHTERS were called to release a 14-year-old boy from a swing at a Hereford park.

A crew used hydraulic tools after being called to Bluebell Walk in Saxon Gate shortly before 9.55pm last Friday.

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2:12pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Major disaster says...

I only hope that the Service send him a bill for the call out and that he pays it as quickly as the Service's response!
I only hope that the Service send him a bill for the call out and that he pays it as quickly as the Service's response! Major disaster
  • Score: -2

2:12pm Mon 23 Jun 14

petet25 says...

What an idiot. Should of just left him there.

He didn't become "trapped". He got into a swing that was clearly not for his age group and the inevitable happened.

The fire brigade already have their resources stretched. How would he feel if the fire brigade took an extra 5 or 10 minutes to arrive at his burning home because some idiot had got themselves stuck in a toddlers swing?
What an idiot. Should of just left him there. He didn't become "trapped". He got into a swing that was clearly not for his age group and the inevitable happened. The fire brigade already have their resources stretched. How would he feel if the fire brigade took an extra 5 or 10 minutes to arrive at his burning home because some idiot had got themselves stuck in a toddlers swing? petet25
  • Score: -6

4:05pm Mon 23 Jun 14

mizza21 says...

If all of the yoof were as sensible as you old ****.

What a boring world we would live in.
If all of the yoof were as sensible as you old ****. What a boring world we would live in. mizza21
  • Score: 22

4:27pm Mon 23 Jun 14

petet25 says...

We were all youth's at some point mizza. Then again I think things have changed through the generations.

If I wasn't home by 8pm as I teen I would be greeted with a backhander. I wouldn't have my xbox taken away from me, I would have my weekend stuck in my room.

If I did something like the teen in this article, I would be made to write a letter of apology to the fire brigade as well as being made to deliver it by hand.

What do you think the parents did in this situation? Give him a pat on the back and laugh maybe?
We were all youth's at some point mizza. Then again I think things have changed through the generations. If I wasn't home by 8pm as I teen I would be greeted with a backhander. I wouldn't have my xbox taken away from me, I would have my weekend stuck in my room. If I did something like the teen in this article, I would be made to write a letter of apology to the fire brigade as well as being made to deliver it by hand. What do you think the parents did in this situation? Give him a pat on the back and laugh maybe? petet25
  • Score: -1

4:52pm Mon 23 Jun 14

mizza21 says...

Petet. I am not saying the yoof in this case shouldn't be severely reprimanded.
He deserves a thrashing.

But this is what kids do. I'd hate them all to be sensible. They would be so dull.

Your suggestion about the letter is a good one.
Petet. I am not saying the yoof in this case shouldn't be severely reprimanded. He deserves a thrashing. But this is what kids do. I'd hate them all to be sensible. They would be so dull. Your suggestion about the letter is a good one. mizza21
  • Score: 1

7:47pm Mon 23 Jun 14

reecheddarchick says...

There no harm in kids having fun, but I'd call this being a bit thick!!!
There no harm in kids having fun, but I'd call this being a bit thick!!! reecheddarchick
  • Score: 6

11:04pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Jay-i-am1988 says...

I think some of you need to chill out. If the fire brigade is stretched for resources that's the council/governments fault. People call 999 for false emergencies all the time, for stupid reasons you couldn't even imagine which don't require assistance, such as their takeaway being late for delivery. No joke. Look it up! He obviously couldn't get out and needed assistance. Just because this kid has been posted on the Hereford Times website he's been singled out.
I think some of you need to chill out. If the fire brigade is stretched for resources that's the council/governments fault. People call 999 for false emergencies all the time, for stupid reasons you couldn't even imagine which don't require assistance, such as their takeaway being late for delivery. No joke. Look it up! He obviously couldn't get out and needed assistance. Just because this kid has been posted on the Hereford Times website he's been singled out. Jay-i-am1988
  • Score: 8

10:35am Tue 24 Jun 14

DavidRPSmith says...

petet25 wrote:
What an idiot. Should of just left him there.

He didn't become "trapped". He got into a swing that was clearly not for his age group and the inevitable happened.

The fire brigade already have their resources stretched. How would he feel if the fire brigade took an extra 5 or 10 minutes to arrive at his burning home because some idiot had got themselves stuck in a toddlers swing?
petet25

What a horrible, miserable comment.

There this poor lad was trying to impress the girls and he ends up getting stuck in a baby swing.

Lets all hope that you continue to be a perfect human being.
[quote][p][bold]petet25[/bold] wrote: What an idiot. Should of just left him there. He didn't become "trapped". He got into a swing that was clearly not for his age group and the inevitable happened. The fire brigade already have their resources stretched. How would he feel if the fire brigade took an extra 5 or 10 minutes to arrive at his burning home because some idiot had got themselves stuck in a toddlers swing?[/p][/quote]petet25 What a horrible, miserable comment. There this poor lad was trying to impress the girls and he ends up getting stuck in a baby swing. Lets all hope that you continue to be a perfect human being. DavidRPSmith
  • Score: 16

1:16pm Tue 24 Jun 14

borninhereford says...

It was a joke that was probably funny at the start. Give the kid a break, we all did things when younger & we look back feeling stupid. Every effort was tried to get him out, allen keys, chairs, but with darkness approaching the call was made for assistance.
It was a joke that was probably funny at the start. Give the kid a break, we all did things when younger & we look back feeling stupid. Every effort was tried to get him out, allen keys, chairs, but with darkness approaching the call was made for assistance. borninhereford
  • Score: 11

8:06am Wed 25 Jun 14

Meganmorgan says...

petet25 wrote:
What an idiot. Should of just left him there.

He didn't become "trapped". He got into a swing that was clearly not for his age group and the inevitable happened.

The fire brigade already have their resources stretched. How would he feel if the fire brigade took an extra 5 or 10 minutes to arrive at his burning home because some idiot had got themselves stuck in a toddlers swing?
He waited two hours before they called the fire services , so for all you people saying " They should of left him " it was actually a last resort , and quite frankly I get into baby swings all the time but I don't have the misfortune of getting stuck.
[quote][p][bold]petet25[/bold] wrote: What an idiot. Should of just left him there. He didn't become "trapped". He got into a swing that was clearly not for his age group and the inevitable happened. The fire brigade already have their resources stretched. How would he feel if the fire brigade took an extra 5 or 10 minutes to arrive at his burning home because some idiot had got themselves stuck in a toddlers swing?[/p][/quote]He waited two hours before they called the fire services , so for all you people saying " They should of left him " it was actually a last resort , and quite frankly I get into baby swings all the time but I don't have the misfortune of getting stuck. Meganmorgan
  • Score: 3

1:02pm Wed 25 Jun 14

littlewhitebull says...

I am unsurprised at some of the comments. Yes, the lad was a fool. I was a fool at that age (some say I still am and are probably right!)
However, let's be grateful that we have a superb fire and rescue service in our area - great lads and lasses. Whatever your predicament they come to your aid. Sometimes at great risk to their safety.
A few years ago my wife and I, plus several car drivers/passengers watched a middle aged man try to overtake a car in a dangerous position and hit a tractor head on. His injuries were nasty but not life threatening. He admitted he had been a complete idiot. Should we have left him?
No, of course we all piled in to help.
All three emergency services arrived quickly and dealt with the situation in a professional manner.
I am unsurprised at some of the comments. Yes, the lad was a fool. I was a fool at that age (some say I still am and are probably right!) However, let's be grateful that we have a superb fire and rescue service in our area - great lads and lasses. Whatever your predicament they come to your aid. Sometimes at great risk to their safety. A few years ago my wife and I, plus several car drivers/passengers watched a middle aged man try to overtake a car in a dangerous position and hit a tractor head on. His injuries were nasty but not life threatening. He admitted he had been a complete idiot. Should we have left him? No, of course we all piled in to help. All three emergency services arrived quickly and dealt with the situation in a professional manner. littlewhitebull
  • Score: 3

5:14pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Hereford Common Sense says...

Lets be honest, we cant start picking and choosing who "deserves" a rescue can we?

Some youngster didnt have the foresight of his actions. Hardly new news is it? Im sure we will here 1000s of further tales where a youngster makes a silly mistake and there is a repercussion because of it. Foresight is often something you dont get until you reach adulthood and many adults still need to get a grasp of "if I do x it may result in y".

Lets hope the youngster learnt a valuable lesson and great we have an amazing back up plan in our country called the emergency services. Lets be thankful we have.
Lets be honest, we cant start picking and choosing who "deserves" a rescue can we? Some youngster didnt have the foresight of his actions. Hardly new news is it? Im sure we will here 1000s of further tales where a youngster makes a silly mistake and there is a repercussion because of it. Foresight is often something you dont get until you reach adulthood and many adults still need to get a grasp of "if I do x it may result in y". Lets hope the youngster learnt a valuable lesson and great we have an amazing back up plan in our country called the emergency services. Lets be thankful we have. Hereford Common Sense
  • Score: 2

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