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Otley: Two Men Stuck In Slurry Pit
A man has been rescued from a slurry pit after being trapped under a block of concrete in Otley in Suffolk.
The ambulance service were called at 10.33am this morning (4th March) sending two rapid response cars, an ambulance, the hazardous area response team (HART), the East Anglian Air Ambulance and a paramedic.
Daimon Wheddon, the paramedic at the scene said: "There is one man trapped by his legs under a large block of concrete and another down there trying to help him.
"Their conditions are not thought to be life threatening at this stage.
"Our HART team are currently assisting the fire service with what will be a difficult extraction."
A man has been rescued from a slurry pit after being trapped under a block of concrete in Otley, Suffolk.
The ambulance service was called at 10.33am this morning (4th March) sending two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance, the hazardous area response team (HART), the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), a paramedic and a volunteer doctor.
Emergency crews were on scene for more than three hours to safely rescue the man in his 60s who had become trapped under the 10ftx6ft slab of concrete.
Daimon Wheddon, the paramedic officer at the scene said: "The man is very lucky and has escaped with a cut to his head and suspected fractures in his feet. It was a difficult operation as we tried to move the concrete, the fear was that it would crumble and cause further injury. It was great partnership working between emergency services and a good result in the end."
The man was conveyed to Ipswich Hospital by land with an escort from the air ambulance.
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