Fire department rescues girl trapped in sleeper sofa


In Virginia, a 12-year-old girl playing hide-and-seek got stuck in a folding couch Wednesday causing emergency crews to rush to her home.

“The youngster was playing with another girl when she got folded into the sleeper sofa,” said Colonial Heights Fire Chief AG Moore.  No adults were home at the time so the friend called 911 due to her not being strong enough to get her back out.

“It sounded like a very odd call. I wanted to see what was going on,” he told the station. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”

He continued, “It’s a situation where those sofa beds can be awkward and heavy to begin with. When you have a child in there, it takes a lot to pull her out with the additional weight.”

Moore said it took emergency crews about two minutes to free the child, after confirming that she was not stuck on any metal pieces.

“When she got out, she was fine,” he said.  Firefighters stayed until the girls parents got home.“Don’t try this at home,” Moore said. “Pick another spot to play hide-and-seek.”



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