A two-year-old boy took an unorthodox journey at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last week – clambering onto a baggage carousel and disappearing into the depths of the airport.

The toddler sustained injuries to his right hand in the incident, but is expected to make a full recovery.

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His mother told Atlanta Police that as she tried to print her boarding pass at a kiosk, she took her eyes off the boy "for one second" and he disappeared.

He snuck past a ticket counter and got onto the belt.

Footage released by the airport showed the boy climbing onto the belt and getting carried into the machine.

He struggled over some luggage and appeared to be trying to make his way back out, but was unable to, and spent about five minutes being carried on the belts before TSA agents were able to reach him.

He was then reunited with his mother before being taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries.