Toddler taken to hospital with part of a cast iron bath still attached to her hand after she got three fingers stuck in the drain.

It took crews more than an hour and a half to remove part of the bath from the Dandenong house before the 15 month old was taken to hospital, where it took a further two and a half hours to cut the plug hole away, reports 7 news.

“Although it was a time consuming process the girl’s fingers were released without injury and her parents were very happy,” the CFA said in a statement on Monday.

Emergency crews were called to the house about 10pm on Sunday night.

Up to 10 anxious family members then watched as they worked to free the toddler’s three fingers using cutters, pliers and spreading equipment.

“She was a really resilient little girl,” one of the CFA firefighters involved in the delicate operation told 3AW on Monday, adding she clung to her teddy bear throughout the rescue.

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  • Oh my goodness, that’s certainly a scary experience ! So good to hear her fingers were released without injuries !!


  • Oh my! So scary!! What an ugly experience. Luckily it ended well.


  • Glad to hear the little girl will be alright.


  • Aaaww poor Bub, so lucky to have her spirit and fingers in tact after a stressful night. I saw this on the news and felt for the parent as it does just take a second for kids to move. I still bath with my one-year old.


  • Obviously putting “sloppy” soap around his fingers and it running down them didn’t work in being able to free them. I always sit little ones the opposite end of the bath and pull the plug after lifting them out of the bath. I will have to take notice. I don’t think the holes in the new baths are as big as that.


  • Everytime my toddler touches the drain in our bathroom i worry this will happen to her. This little one is super lucky she got out unhurt


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