GA Firefighter Rescues Child from Storm Drain

Metro Atlanta (GA) city’s smallest firefighter was able to navigate a storm drain to rescue a toddler who had fallen inside Sunday night.

Fire officials say the one-year-old victim’s foot slipped into the drain Sunday and he then rolled 20 to 25 feet to the bottom, according to an Associated Press report (http://bit.ly/IzMvAC).

East Point firefighters were called, and authorities say 4-foot-11-inch firefighter Rosa Tullis was able to squeeze inside the drain because of her small size.

Fire officials tell WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/KpJfIe) that Tullis squeezed into a one-foot opening before being lowered by a harness to reach the child. Tullis said she couldn’t reach the victim at first, but on the second attempt she was able to get down further into the drain to grab him.

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