Playful boy gets his head stuck in gap in wall

In good hands: Fire and Rescue Department officers working on freeing the boy at his house in Semenyih.

KAJANG - With school out because of the haze, what is a young boy to do around the house? One got his head stuck in his house wall.

Luckily, Fire and Rescue Depart­ment officers were quick to respond to the child's cry for help and got his head dislodged.

The seven-year-old boy was playing at his house porch at about 8am yesterday. Then, he began sticking his head in and out of the gaps of the wall for fun.

Unfortunately, he got his head stuck between one of the gaps and could not free himself.

Semenyih Fire and Rescue Department station chief Khairul Anuar Yaacob said the boy's father phoned for help.

"We sent our officers to the house in Bandar Tasek Kesuma. They covered the boy's head with a canvas tarp and then used percussive rescue tools to smash the wall plaster to wriggle his head free from the gap," said Khairul.

"We got him out in about 15 minutes."

The child suffered from autism, Khairul added.

"He was restless while we were working to free him," he said.

"So, we distracted him by letting him wear our goggles and talked to him about himself while we tried to free him."