Child rescued from inside claw machine game at South Jersey shopping center

Dan Wing
June 07, 2019 - 8:03 am
Emergency crews rescue a child from a game at the Gloucester Premium Outlets in Blackwood, N.J.

Gloucester Township Fire Department


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Firefighters rescued an infant who had gotten stuck inside of a claw machine game Wednesday afternoon at a South Jersey shopping center.

Emergency crews were called to the Gloucester Premium Outlets in Blackwood around 4:30 p.m. The 1-year-old child was completely inside the game's prize area by the time fire crews arrived. 

According to the Gloucester Township Fire Department, the child reached in through the prize door and then somehow wiggled up inside. 

Firefighters removed the glass front of the machine and were able to free the young child, who was not hurt. The baby was reuninted with his family.


CORRECTION: A previous version of this sstory misstated the day the incident occurred.