Breaking News: Man rescued after trench in Sidmouth collapses

PUBLISHED: 18:37 03 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:18 18 June 2010

A MAN was rushed to hospital after a workmens trench collapsed in Sidmouth on Wednesday. Firefighters, ambulance crews, the Urban Search and Rescue Team and Devon Air Ambulance were called to Muttersmoor Road at about 3pm.

A MAN was rushed to hospital after a workmens trench collapsed in Sidmouth today (Wednesday).

Firefighters, ambulance crews, the Urban Search and Rescue Team and Devon Air Ambulance were called to Muttersmoor Road at about 3pm.

Crews immediately got to work to release the man who was in the collapsed trench which was covered by earth.

The casualty was conscious and communicating with the crews.

He was eventually rescued using props, strops, ladders, lines, a mars resuscitator and scaffolding and taken to hospital at around 5pm.

The man's condition is not known at this time.


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