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SJ Firefighters Saw Stuck Toddler Free From Pickup Truck

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Caleb Colmenero seen after being freed by San Jose firefighters (CBS)

Caleb Colmenero seen after being freed by San Jose firefighters (CBS)

SAN JOSE (CBS 5) – A 2-year-old San Jose boy has all of his fingers and thumbs after helped get him out of a tight spot.

Caleb Colmenero got his hand stuck in the bed of his father’s pickup Tuesday. His dad tried using dish soap to free him, but ended up calling for backup.

“His arm was up to his elbow,” said Daniel Colmenero. “I thought he was trying to pull out a toy. I told him to drop the toy and he said ‘no I can’t take it out.’”

Firefighters responded with some heavy-duty equipment that helped get the job done.

“Our truck company carries a lot of tools and equipment and they grabbed a saws-all,” said Chuck Rangel of the San Jose Fire department. “They ended up sawing through the truck bed.”

Caleb and his finger were still attached to a piece of the truck bed when they arrived at the hospital. Firefighters used a saw in the operating room to help finish the delicate rob of removing the boy.

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