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Saving private ball: Four rescue personnel go on mission to retrieve volleyball

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, July 14, 2019   /   03:38 pm
Saving private ball: Four rescue personnel go on mission to retrieve volleyball Personnel from the East Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency were deployed to retrieve a volleyball that fell into the East Flood Canal on Tuesday. (East Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency via kompas.com/-)

The East Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency has received numerous requests, such as to come to the aid of flood victims.  However, it was sent on mission like never before to retrieve a single volleyball, recently.

Agency head Gatot Sulaeman said his team received a report on Tuesday that a volleyball had fallen into the East Flood Canal in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta as reported by kompas.com.

Gatot explained that the ball had been hit too hard during a volleyball match near the canal, sending it 6 meters deep into the waterway.  

"Because it is was a request from a citizen, we responded," he said, adding that four officers had been deployed to retrieve the ball.

The rescue team retrieved the ball an hour later.

 "Our officers were wearing full safety gear." Said Gatot, "Thank God we were able to give the ball back to its owner."

He added that the fire and rescue agency would serve anyone who needed help.

People can also phone the agency at 112 to remove hornet nests, rescue wild animals or in medical emergencies.(eyc)