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This footage shows five firefighters working to rescue an 11-year-old schoolboy with a traffic cone stuck on his head.
The youngster, whose name has not been released, put the green cone on his head as a prank at his school in the small town of Kuala Penyu, in the Malaysian state of Sabah in the northern part of the island of Borneo.
But the fun quickly ended when the boy found that his head was firmly stuck inside the cone and he could not get it off again.
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A team of five firefighters raced to the school, after teachers raised the alarm, and set about trying to free the younsgter.
Smartphone footage filmed by an eyewitness shows one fireman cutting off the top of the cone with a hacksaw while his colleagues stand around in a circle, holding both the boy and the cone still.
They were then able to reach inside the top of the cone to gently but firmly push the boy’s head free.
A spokeswoman for the Kuala Penyu Fire and Rescue Department said it took the team 12 minutes to reach the school and another half an hour to free the boy.
She said: “The work of removing the cone from the victim’s head had to be cautious to avoid causing an injury to his mouth.”
The youngster, who was not injured, was handed over to his parents who had come to the school after hearing about his predicament.
The video of the unusual rescue was later posted on social media where it is proving popular with viewers.
One online commentator said: “Till the day you get old, you will never forget about this boy, sweet memories.”