VRA rescues kid with stuck finger

FINGER RESCUE: Pictured after cutting off the can, without further damage to the finger, is Narooma Rescue Squad member Jeff Garrad with Tex and his mum.

FINGER RESCUE: Pictured after cutting off the can, without further damage to the finger, is Narooma Rescue Squad member Jeff Garrad with Tex and his mum.

IT was the Narooma VRA rescue squad to the rescue on Monday when 3-year-old Tex Bourke was exploring a charity collection tin and his finger got firmly stuck in the top slot.

Tex's mother soon had him at the Ambulance station seeking assistance, but when the usual treatments such as oil, failed to remove the offending finger, which by now Tex's movements had cut, the VRA was called in to try more desperate remedies.

Rescue squad members Steve Urquhart and Jeff Garrad arrived and cut off the can without further damage to the little fella’s finger.

Steve and Jeff, in addition to saving lives with the VRA, run Narooma Stainless and between them have more than 70 years' experience in working with metal.

Mostly they build equipment, but at times like this, knowing how to cut it without unnecessary damage can be very useful - just ask Tex!

A huge thankyou

Just wanted to say a huge thankyou to Jeff, Mal and Steve from Narooma VRA for coming to my rescue on Monday afternoon.

Being a typical 3 year old I was getting into mischief and found my finger very stuck in an empty breast cancer donation tin (that mum was about to give to a shop).

My mum and I would like to say a very big thankyou to Jeff, Mal and Steve for their efforts and kind and calming nature.

Many thanks also to the lovely Ambulance officer.

My mum and I were incredibly thankful at their patience and safely removing the tin.

I think it’s safe to say I've learnt my lesson.

Thanks again and high fives all round!

Tex Bourke (3 years old)

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