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Sunday
Feb272011

Trapped 14-Month-Old Rescued From Inside Bank's Vault

Photo Courtesy - WSB-TV Atlanta(CONYERS, Ga.) -- Firefighters worked ferociously for several hours this weekend to free a 14-month-old toddler who had wandered into a Conyers, Ga., bank vault and became trapped.

After pumping oxygen into the air-tight vault at the Wells Fargo bank in Conyers, rescue workers and a safe technician were able to reach the crying toddler, who was trapped for approximately four hours.

According to a spokesman for the Conyers Police Department, the baby and her mother, who are the grandchild and daughter of one of the bank's employees, were inside the premises at the bank's closing time. Soon the toddler began to wander around the bank, and unbeknownst to her mother, walked into the bank's vault.

The vault, which is fitted with a time-lock close, must have shut immediately after the child wandered inside, according to ABC News affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta.

Wells Fargo spokesman Jay Lawrence told WSB-TV that the baby was not in any danger. 

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