Airports can be stressful places when you have small kids. Between the large crowds and all the lines, it can be easy to lose sight of your young travelers if you’re not careful. One mom learned that the hard way when her toddler took a ride on the airport conveyor belt.

Edith Vega was printing out her boarding passes when she looked away from her two-year-old son, Lorenzo. Her curious son quickly found his way to the luggage conveyor belt and CCTV cameras in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport captured just what happened next.

The child accessed the conveyor belt from behind the ticket counter, an unstaffed area. As the boy was whisked away, mom took notice and immediately asked for help. Once airport officials realized what happened, staff stopped the belt from the top, but the toddler was already on his way.

Airport security footage follows Lorenzo through several luggage points until his final arrival into the TSA bag room, where officials quickly jumped into action.. While they did manage to rescue him, he, unfortunately, broke his hand in the process during the five-minute ride.

Officials are looking more into the incident to ensure protocol is followed.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: YouTube



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