Boy, 9 , rescued after climbing onto Amsterdam roof

Fire department rescues a  9-year-old boy from the roof of a building on Baron G.A. Tindaplein in Amsterdam, 19 June 2018
Fire department rescues a 9-year-old boy from the roof of a building on Baron G.A. Tindaplein in Amsterdam, 19 June 2018. Photo: Politie Amsterdam Oost Zeeburg / Facebook

On Tuesday evening the fire department rescued a 9-year-old boy from the roof of a building on Baron G.A. Tindaplein in Amsterdam. The kid climbed onto the roof "like some kind of Spiderman", but couldn't make his own way down, the Amsterdam Oost Zeeburg police said on Facebook. 

According to the police, the boy climbed to the roof using windowsills around 9:00 p.m. Why exactly the young daredevil did so, is not clear.

The fire department eventually rescued the boy with a ladder truck. He was home just before dark, the police said. 

 

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