Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toddler Breaks Leg after Boot Sucked into Escalator at Vancouver Airport

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toddler Breaks Leg after Boot Sucked into Escalator at Vancouver Airport

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Toddler breaks leg after boot sucked into escalator

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VANCOUVER - A Calgary woman is reminding parents about the dangers of escalators after her toddler's foot became stuck in one and he broke his leg.

Andrea Diaczek was holding hands with her two-year-old son, Julian, as they rode down an escalator at the Vancouver International Airport on Friday.

"I heard a little squeak and I just saw the toe of his boot had become entrapped inside of the stair," she said. "And before I could even really do anything, I tried to yank him out and it just sort of sucked in his boot."

She screamed and someone stopped the escalator. Several people, including her husband, ran to help.

"His leg got twisted around backwards," Diaczek said.

"I'd already seen the toe of his boot go through the side and I didn't even know what was left of his foot. And he was still very much stuck. I wasn't sure if he was getting any circulation in the bottom part of his leg."

Someone handed her some scissors, she said, and she was able to cut Julian free from his mangled boot. …

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