Man rescued from bales of hay

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Rescue mission Photo: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has fallen 30 feet from a roof which he was trying to repair and become stuck between bales of hay, each weighing round 3/4 tonne and piled 20 feet high.

West Midlands Ambulance Service, the air ambulance and a First Responder paramedic were called to a farm near Purlogue and Pentre south of Clun in Shropshire around 4.00 on Saturday afternoon (September 15th).

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The 66-year-old man had been repairing a metal roof from the inside of a large out-building on his farm, when he fell onto a concrete floor. He broke his leg and became trapped between the hay bales.

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Rescue mission Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The fire service had to set up rope rescue gear at the top of the bales so that paramedics could reach the injured man.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said:

“This was a difficult and complex extrication, taking around two hours to rescue the man from the bales. The excellent team work between the two emergency services ensured he was in safe hands and given expert assistance and treatment throughout the rescue.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson