Man trapped in ditch for hours

A man who was trapped in his car for hours has been rescued by the emergency services.

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PICTURES: Car stuck in ditch for 13 hours

A man was trapped inside car from 2am until 4pm on Tuesday, August 13 Credit: Kent Fire and Rescue

A man was trapped in his car for 13 hours after he drove into a ditch in Romney Marsh.

The 44-year-old driver was discovered trapped in the vehicle, in an air pocket towards the rear of the car.

Firefighters and emergency services work to pull car out of ditch Credit: Kent Fire and Rescue

The driver was returning from work at around 2am on Tuesday morning, August 13 and was discovered by a lorry driver at 4pm the same day.

Station Manager Rob Sherwood said:

"This was a very unusual rescue and they all did a good job in difficult circumstances. I would like to praise the lorry driver for spotting the car and calling 999, if he hadn’t stopped for a look then the man would have been in there even longer and it might have been a different outcome."

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