Man rescued after digger plunge into wharf

A man is in hospital with "significant injuries" after his digger plunged 20 feet into a wharf in Portland.

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Digger plunge- pictures of narrow escape

The digger plunged 20 feet into the wharf Credit: Dorset Media Services

A man is recovering in hospital after his digger plunged into the sea at Portland. It's thought he was operating the vehicle when it slipped off the sea wall.

The digger in the wharf at Castletown Credit: Dorset Media Services

Rescuers say he was lucky not to have been crushed to death. He was airlifted to safety before being transferred to Southampton General Hospital. His injuries, which include a broken leg, are said to be "significant" but not life threatening.

He was treated by paramedics Credit: Dorset Media Services

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Man in hospital after digger plunge in Dorset

Fire crews and paramedics attended the scene Credit: DFRS

A WORKER was winched to safety after a digger went over a wall and into the sea on Portland.

Emergency services rushed to the scene at Crown Wharf, Castletown yesterday afternoon

The digger fell over a 20ft wall and on to the man, who is believed to have been driving the vehicle.

He was airlifted to safety by the coastguard helicopter and transported to Southampton General Hospital.

He's said to be recovering from "significant injuries"

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