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US boy trapped in Florida stuffed toy arcade machine

A young boy is stuck inside a stuffed toy machine, on top of the stuffed toys, with two fire officers trying to get him out, 8 February 2017 Image copyright Titusville Fire Department
Image caption In his quest to win a stuffed toy, young Mason got stuck inside an arcade machine

A young boy became stuck in a machine in an amusement arcade while attempting to win a toy in Titusville, Florida.

Mason crawled through the machine's small door, where a prize would normally fall, to get hold of the stuffed toy.

An off-duty fire officer was eating in a nearby restaurant when he noticed Mason was trapped.

The boy sat calmly in the machine as it was prised open, the local fire department said.

Mason ended up getting the toys that he wanted, as well as a few others, before returning to eat dinner with his family.

Image copyright Titusville Fire Department
Image caption Mason got the toys he wanted, albeit by an unorthodox method

The fire department said the event was "unexpected", but that the opportunity to "help people in their time of need [is] what draws people to public safety".