Boy's foot trapped in escalator at Jewel

Officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force used rescue tools to free a boy's foot yesterday, after it was caught in an escalator at Jewel Changi Airport. A spokesman for Jewel said the incident occurred as the boy's foot was brushing the side of
Officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force used rescue tools to free a boy's foot yesterday, after it was caught in an escalator at Jewel Changi Airport. A spokesman for Jewel said the incident occurred as the boy's foot was brushing the side of the escalator. He was later taken to hospital to undergo further checks.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

A boy was taken to hospital yesterday after getting his foot stuck in an escalator at Jewel Changi Airport.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it responded to a call for assistance at 3.20pm and that rescue tools were used to free the boy's foot. He was taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital in an SCDF ambulance.

A spokesman for Jewel confirmed the incident and said: "Investigations showed that the incident occurred as his foot was brushing the side of the escalator."

She added: "The child was assessed by medical personnel on-site, and he will undergo further checks at a hospital. We advise all shoppers to stay vigilant, especially with children, when riding on escalators at all times."

Neither Jewel nor the SCDF provided the boy's age.

Last month, a five-year-old boy suffered a minor cut on his toe after his slipper was caught in an escalator at Jewel.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2019, with the headline 'Boy's foot trapped in escalator at Jewel'. Print Edition | Subscribe