KEENE, N.H. >> A young boy from New Hampshire required rescue earlier this week when he got stuck in a sinkhole that formed on the playground of an elementary school in Keene.

Fire crews were dispatched to Fuller Elementary School around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday following reports that a 7-year-old boy was stuck up to his waist.

School staffers say the sinkhole started out small and was marked with a cone. The second grade boy was swallowed when he ran by the sinkhole and it opened up.

The hole was approximately 3 to 5 feet wide. Fire Chief Mark Howard says the boy was never in any serious danger because the sinkhole was only about 2 feet deep.

Firefighters used a harness to pull the boy from the hole. He was not harmed.