Boy is rescued by firefighters after getting trapped in stone monument

Boy is rescued by firefighters after getting trapped in stone monument

A seven-year-old boy spent almost three hours stuck inside a stone monument at a National Trust property.

Max Morgan had to be cut free after his leg got trapped in the grounds of Wightwick Manor near Wolverhampton.

The adventurous youngsters was with his mum and two sisters when he clambered on top of the stone statue and fell through a gap between two supporting pillars.

His father, George, said the family had pictures of Max inside the same monument at the National Trust property taken when he was aged about two.

But the schoolboy, who was released by West Midlands Fire Service, ‘has grown a bit’ since, his father said.

Max Morgan (pictured) had to be cut free after his leg got trapped in the grounds of Wightwick Manor near Wolverhampton

Max is pictured moments after getting his foot suck in the stone monument at Wightwick Manor

Adventurous Max Morgan was with his mum and two sisters when he clambered on top of the stone statue and fell through a gap between two supporting pillars (Max with the trousers that paramedics cut off him, left)

Mr Morgan, from Lower Penn, praised the ‘quick thinking of the emergency services’ following the accident on Tuesday.

Crews from Wolverhampton were initially called to the scene at 15:30 after Max climbed inside and found he couldn’t get out.

But, fireman Roy Phillips said that due to the ‘complexity of the entrapment’, a specialist team based in Wednesbury were called in to assist.

In the end, the team used an abrasive wheel to cut the stone in half before Max was checked over by paramedics.

Firefighter Roy Phillips said it was a ‘complex entrapment’ and they could only free Max by using an abrasive wheel to cut the stone in half.

Mr Morgan said he was later taken to A&E but was found to only have some bruising to his leg.

He said: ‘We are National Trust members and I’ve got pictures of Max from when he was two or three in the same hole but I think he has grown a bit more in the last few months.

‘We just want to say a big thank you to the firefighters, NHS workers and paramedics who helped him.’

Fireman Roy Phillips said that due to the ‘complexity of the entrapment’, a specialist team based in Wednesbury were called in to assist

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