Fire fighters in South Yorkshire highlight worrying TikTok trend after being called to person stuck in child's swing

Fire fighters were called to the aid of a young person who had become stuck in a child's swing as they highlighted a worrying trend on social media platform TikTok.

Fire fighters were called to the aid of a young person who had become stuck in a baby's swing as they highlighted a worrying trend on TikTok

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue said the crew were called on Wednesday to free the youngster who had gotten trapped in the seat designed for babies and toddlers at a playground.

The incident followed a rising trend on TikTok where users film their friends being freed from the tiny swings for a video.

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But the fire service described the trend as "not funny", and called on parents to make their children aware of the seriousness of wasting emergency services' precious time and resources.

Posting on their Facebook page, the service said: "Yesterday we were called to rescue a young person who was trapped in a baby swing...

"We believe this was a direct result of a TikTok challenge that has been doing the rounds in recent weeks.

"Now, whilst we're in support of children getting out in the fresh air, we cannot support this particular challenge - this incident wasted our time and could have slowed our response to a serious incident.

"Please, if you know someone who's taking part in this challenge, ask them not to. This one isn't funny!"

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