Video shows boy's ride on airport's luggage conveyor belt

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

MIAMI - Surveillance cameras caught a boy's dangerous 5-minute journey on Monday through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's luggage conveyor belt. 

His mother, Edith Vega, was trying to print out her boarding pass at a kiosk. She said she took her eyes off him "for one second" when the boy sneaked past a ticket counter and climbed on a moving conveyor belt.

A Spirit Airline employee tried unsuccessfully to help. The boy attempted to crawl out before the baggage drop, but a large piece of luggage pushed him. 

The boy finally made it to a restricted area where Transportation Security Administration employees rescued him. He suffered injuries to his right hand. 

"I am thankful he is alive," Vega said. 

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