The doctor who attended to the STOMPer's daughter who got her hand stuck in a Changi Airport travelator said her finger had been cut to the bone, but no bones were broken.
Around 9.15pm on Sunday, Caitlin Theis and her nine-year-old brother, Xander, were out of their parents' sight for just a few seconds when they heard Caitlin's screams.
The siblings had been playing on the travelator when Caitlin's T-shirt sleeve got caught and her hand was pulled into the bottom of the travelator belt.
The Theis family was about to catch a plane for their 2.5 week vacation to Orlando, Florida, where they would visit the Walt Disney World Resort.
The family was assisted by service staff members in the area who contacted the management for help. Within 10 minutes, a medical team and maintenance staff arrived and helped to free Caitlin's hand, which was lodged inside the travelator up to her elbow.
She was warded for lacerations and had seven stitches on her middle finger. The cut was so deep that the bone could be seen, a doctor said.
Caitlin, a Primary 1 pupil, now wears her arm in a cast after the ordeal. Doctors have given her the all-clear to travel, and the family are planning to go ahead with their trip this week.