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Trench rescue in Essendon

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16 Nov 2017
Firefighters have rescued a man trapped in a muddy trench in Essendon this afternoon.

Crews were called to a work site in Lincoln Road about 2.30pm and arrived to find the man trapped in mud eight metres down.

Quick-thinking firefighters stabilised the patient and put a breathing apparatus mask on him while the rescue operation was mounted.

Specialist trench rescue and high angle rescue crews worked to free the man.

The man, believed to be aged in his 20s, was removed from the trench about 4pm.

He is being assessed by paramedics.


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