Pasco Fire Rescue personnel had to break out heavy tools after a child got his arm stuck in a pool skimmer pipe Wednesday.

Rescuers responded to a 911 call around 3 p.m. in a neighborhood near the Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City. When they arrived, they found the boy trapped in the shallow end of the pool with his arm in the pipe.

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Firefighters started removing the pool decking using hammers and chisels, then called in a jackhammer.

It took an hour and 15 minutes to dig under the pool deck, cut the PVC pipe and free the child.

The boy was taken to a local hospital to have the pipe removed.

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