NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- A 7-year-old New York boy suffered a broken leg when he became stuck between floors in an elevator in his Bronx apartment building, firefighters said.
Milton Apolinaris was injured Monday when he entered the elevator on the second floor to go play with a friend on the third floor, said his mother, Texila Cuebas.
The boy pried open the door between floors, got his foot stuck and was turned upside-down, caught between the elevator car and the wall of the elevator shaft, she said.
"His upper torso was on the second floor and his lower torso was on the third floor," his mother said. "He was screaming, 'Mommy! Mommy! Come help me!' "
The boy was pulled to safety by Moses Nelson, a city paramedic, The New York Post reported Tuesday.
"I just kept talking to him because the more scared he got, the more he moved," Moses said after the rescue.