Firemen save boy: parents sue for damages

The parents of a toddler rescued from their swimming pool are suing the fire service for the damage they caused.

The fire service in the Alpes Maritime region is being sued after the family received a quote of €1,146 to repair the pool.

In August this year, the three and a half-year-old was paddling in the pool of the family's holiday home in Golfe-Juan when his arm got stuck in an air vent.

His parents, unable to turn off the vent, called the fire service, who broke through the side of the pool to free him.

The parents say the legal process is part of the procedure of claiming the damages on insurance.

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