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Saturday 30 August 2014

Little miss mop makes it to the bucket list

Dave Higgens

Published 12/07/2014 | 02:30

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Minnie Snodgrass was rescued unharmed by firefighters after she got stuck in a mop bucket. PA
Minnie Snodgrass was rescued unharmed by firefighters after she got stuck in a mop bucket. PA

WHEN 16-month-old Minnie Snodgrass decided to climb into a bucket she made it list to the side.

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She also got stuck, and it fell to the emergency services to rescue her. She eventually emerged unharmed after a team of firefighters freed her from the mop bucket.

Minnie wedged herself in after her mother, Gemma, had been mopping the floor at their home in Conisbrough, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue came to the tot's aid after her family had rushed her to a nearby hospital.

Four firefighters, from Dearne Fire Station, used bolt cutters to free her and she was found to be unharmed, a spokesman said.

He said: "If we weren't here to rescue toddlers from mop buckets, who would?

"It's another example of the vast range of work the modern fire and rescue service is called to respond to and which the public rely on us for."

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