Rescuers break a game machine to get to a young boy trapped inside. (Yonhap News)
A boy was rescued from a game machine on the street after allegedly crawling inside in order to get a prize, according to Hanam Fire Station.
The 10-year-old, only known by his last name Kim, played on a doll machine, which is activated by controlling an artificial grabber with a joystick to grab prizes.
After playing several games by inserting 1000 won (about $1) however, he still could not get what he wanted and decided to go inside through a small opening that was only 70 cm wide and 50 cm tall.
Reported by a pedestrian, the rescue squad broke the machine open and saved Kim.
An official from the fire station said that the machine was sealed and could have suffocated the boy.
By Kang Yoon-seung
하남서 인형뽑기 기계에 갇힌 초등생 구조
22일 오전 8시30분께 경기도 하남시 덕풍동의 한 완구점 앞에서 김모(10)군이 인형뽑기 기계 안에 갇혔다가 행인의 신고를 받고 출동한 구조대에 의해 20여분만에 구조됐다.
구조대는 기계문에 걸린 자물쇠를 절단기로 자르고 갇혀 있던 김군을 구조했다.
김군은 인형뽑기를 하다가 인형을 뽑지 못하자 가로 70㎝, 세로 50㎝인 인형이 나오는 출구로 들어갔다가 나오지 못한 것으로 알려졌다. (연합뉴스)