Firefighters have rescued a baby who was trapped under a deck in West Auckland this afternoon.

The 18-month-old crawled under the low deck of a Te Atatu house where his mother wasn't able to reach him and she started to worry about rubble and wiring.

When a fire crew from Titirangi arrived, a firefighter crawled under the deck to be with the baby while others used their hand tools to lift up a section of the deck so the infant could be lifted out.

St John ambulance paramedics checked him out in case, but the boy was fine, said station officer Peter Cranwell.


"It was a happy ending."