Mum feared she was 'drowning' in ball pit

A woman was seen waving frantically and yelling for "help".
A woman was seen waving frantically and yelling for "help". Photo: Shutterstock

Video footage has emerged of a mum desperately waving for help after getting stuck in a massive ball pit.

The woman is seen waving frantically and yelling for "help" after falling into the ball pit with her four-year-old son Riley.

The image of the mum "drowning" in a sea of blue and white plastic balls sums up parenting perfectly.

It's mostly fun and games, but some of the time you feel like you're just treading water, about to go under at any moment.

Parenting blogger Vivien Low posted the video to her Facebook page after she was trapped among the 40,000 balls, suspended in a bouncy net over the atrium of the City Square Mall in Singapore.

"Today I had the fright of my life," she said.

"Not long into the play, I lost my balance in the ball pit and fell backwards.

"I could not reach the bottom and I could not stand up.


"I tried to roll over, I couldn't. I tried to find the net so I could grip it, I couldn't."

At 172cms tall she said the balls came up to her armpit when standing upright but completely engulfed her when she fell over.

"My son was stuck inside too," she said.

"I panicked and waved and screamed for help. None came.

"I seriously panicked and did not know what to do."

Luckily, someone grabbed her hand so she could stand up and then she lifted her son and two other children to safety.

The video went viral with more than 7,000 people sharing her post.

The attraction's operator said it would look into the woman's claims.

"We will review the number of balls included in the pit and ensure our first-aid trained staff will be swifter in their response to any requests for assistance," Airzone said in a statement on its Facebook page.

"Fun fact: actually, it's impossible to drown in the pit.

"The uniform 7cm balls create an extremely porous pit and are at the same time too big to fill your nose or mouth."

Thank goodness for that!

This footage needs to be watched over-and-over to get a real understanding of its hilariousness.