Rescuer Distracts Crying 6yo With PUBG On Mobile

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

Video Credit: AsiaWire / Yichang fire service

This footage shows a young boy playing violent battle royale video game PUBG after a rescuer gave him his mobile phone to distract the crying lad whose foot was stuck.

The unnamed six-year-old from the city of Yichang in Central China’s Hubei Province had been riding pillion on his relative’s electric bike when he jammed his left foot into the narrow gap.

Pictures Credit: AsiaWire / Yichang fire service

The crying boy found his shoe and foot firmly stuck between the e-bike’s back wheel and suspension, and video shows members of the Gaoxing District fire service having been called to help him.

But the boy cries in pain as the firemen try to rescue him – before he is successfully distracted by the online multiplayer battle royale game known as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Pictures Credit: AsiaWire / Yichang fire service

According to the fire service, the genius idea belonged to one of the rescuers who himself plays PUBG.

In a successful attempt to divert the boy’s attention away from his injured foot, he offered the boy his mobile phone, allowing him to play the online game while firefighters freed him.

The rescuers said they cut the boy’s left shoe open to ease the pressure on his foot, and ultimately freed his limb by prising the suspension coil away from the wheel.

The boy’s injured foot was checked by awaiting medics, but an image showed him still glued to the phone screen as the doctor inspected him.

The child was fortunately not seriously harmed, the fire service said.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.