DEDHAM (CBS) – A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized Wednesday after his leg was impaled on a fence surrounding his apartment complex.
The Dedham Fire Department responded to the call around 5 p.m. and found the tip of the fence had gone through the boy’s right thigh. The fire department had to use the hydraulic cutters used in car accidents to cut a section of the fence off — just small enough to fit in the ambulance — and get the boy on the ground. He was taken with the fence in his leg to Children’s Hospital Boston.READ MORE: Fire That Destroyed 2 Dracut Police Cruisers Was 'Intentionally Set', Officials Say
Dedham Fire Chief William F. Spillane said the boy didn’t cry and was the bravest child he has seen in more than 20 years of firefighting.READ MORE: Moderna's Vaccine Is Most Effective Against COVID Hospitalization, But Pfizer And J&J Also Protect Well, CDC-Led Study Says
Spillane said it was likely the boy was taking a shortcut home and slipped as he was climbing over the top of the fence.MORE NEWS: Framingham Latest Community To Ask National Guard For Help Driving Students To School
The boy is undergoing surgery and is expected to recover.