Dramatic rescue of woman from twelve foot trench

Essex Fire

ESSEX Firefighters worked with paramedics to help rescue a woman who had fallen into a 12ft deep trench in Dry Street on Langdon Hills.

Firefighters were assisted by USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) Technicians who have specialist rescue equipment for these types of rescues.

The woman was placed on the stretcher and the crews used ropes to lift her to safety.

The casualty was rescued by 10:15pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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