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Woman rescued from 12ft trench

Dry Street, Langdon Hills
21/07/2017 @ 20:09
Incident Number: 53590
In attendance: 1 x Basildon, 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 2 x USAR


Firefighters worked with paramedics to help rescue a woman who had fallen into a 12ft deep trench.

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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