L.I. officers save baby with hand stuck in drain

A baby girl got her hand stuck in the drain of a bathtub. (Suffolk County Police)

A baby girl got her hand stuck in the drain of a bathtub. (Suffolk County Police)

SHIRLEY, N.Y. — Emergency responders in Long Island rushed to help a baby girl Tuesday after she got her hand stuck in a bathtub drain, officials said.

Four Suffolk County Police Emergency Service Section officers rushed to the 1-year-old girl’s Rowlinson Drive home in Shirley to help her around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.  They worked for about 20 minutes to free the girl’s hand and eventually they cut out a chunk of the bathtub to remove the girl’s hand.

After the chunk of tub was cut out, the officers took the baby girl to Stony Brook University Hospital, officials said. Officers Steven Bardak, Mark Collins, James Jackson and Michael Viruet worked with hospital personnel for two hours to safely remove the baby’s hand from the bathtub train.

The girl is expected to make a full recovery.