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UPDATE: Man rescued after falling down gully in Folkestone

Credit: KFRS

UPDATE: A man has been rescued after he fell and became trapped in a gully behind shops in Folkestone.

He's thought to have fallen about 20 feet - the extent of his injuries isn't yet known.

Part of Sandgate Road was closed to the public as emergency crews tried to access the narrow space. The air ambulance was also in attendance.

Earlier Kent Fire and Rescue Service issued the following statement:

Emergency services are at the scene of an incident where a man has fallen approximately 20 feet down a gully behind the shops in Sandgate Road, Folkestone.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service's line rescue unit and technical rescue unit are in attendance, alongside Kent Police, SECAMB and SECAMB's HART unit and the air ambulance.

It's not known how the man fell into the gully but paramedic is being lowered down to where the man is to be able to assess the extent of his injuries. More to come.

– Kent Fire and Rescue Service

The man has now been winched to safety and transferred to the care of paramedics.