Maryland EMS rescues a six-year-old boy who was suspended upside down in the water on a rope swing
- A young boy sat on a rope swing in Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland
- He got into trouble after getting tangled upside down
- The boy’s head was partially submerged in the water, but not completely submerged
- Another park-goer was able to help lift the child’s head out of the water until firefighters arrived who were able to free the boy who didn’t need treatment
A six-year-old boy nearly drowned in a lake after becoming entangled in a rope swing that left him hanging upside down.
The boy was enjoying himself in Patapsco Valley State Park in Maryland, west of Baltimore, when he somehow turned 180 degrees and dangled his head in the water.
Just a few inches and the boy would be submerged and unable to breathe.
A young boy sat on a rope swing in Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland
He got into trouble after getting tangled upside down. The boy’s head was partially immersed in the water, but not completely submerged
Crews from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Service were called in at around 3:45 PM to rescue the boy.
By the time firefighters arrived to help, another member of the audience was on the scene, helping to keep the boy’s head above water.
Firefighters were able to rescue the boy quickly after he arrived on the scene.
He was not injured and did not need to be taken to a hospital.
“He has a story to tell his friends,” the rescue service wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of the rescue.
The Fire & EMS crew tweeted about the rescue along with a photo of the boy
The rope swing is a popular attraction at a watering hole in Patapsco Valley State Park in Marriottsville, Maryland
The rescue took place near Daniels Road at Daniels Dam in the park