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Man trapped in Epping trench rescued after almost three hours

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20 Apr 2016
Specialist MFB rescue operators have rescued a man trapped in a ditch in Epping.

It appears the man, aged in his 20s, fell into the pit located on a worksite near Edgars Road about 2:45pm.

On impact the man injured his leg and ankle, making it impossible to climb from the pit, measuring around seven metres deep, without assistance.

While initially CFA firefighters responded to the call, MFB specialist High Angle Rescue and Trench Rescue technicians were called in to assist.

Ambulance Victoria paramedics were also called to the scene provide the man with pain relief while firefighters established a rope system to pull him free.

The man was finally extricated from the hole with lower limb injuries to his legs at 5:15pm. He will be assessed by Ambulance Victoria for further treatment.

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