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Firefighters rescue child

Irmo firefighters helped a 12-year-old boy off a steep embankment above railroad tracks Sunday.

Irmo Fire District Battalion Chief Randy Arran told Paul Kirby of the Lexington Ledger that his firefighters helped the boy down from a perch above the tracks on Wescott Road.

Fire crews were prepared to rappel down to the boy if necessary. The Irmo Fire District's incident commander had requested the Lexington County Fire Service's rescue team in case extra equipment or personnel were needed. 

A Lexington County EMS unit stood and deputies assisted with traffic control. 

The boy had climbed down a steep bank above the tracks, became frightened and could not move.

 Firefighters realized the boy had not fallen and was just stuck. 

No one was injured, and the boy is safe. 


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     SC 29071
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     Lexington SC 29072
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