Rescue operation for 82-year-old stuck underneath tractor

Fire and rescue crews in Suffolk were called to aid a 82-year-old man today, Friday, October 8, responding to an incident involving a tractor.

The rescue team was called out to Holton Road, near Halesworth, at 11:45a.m this morning.

The incident was dealt with in about 25 minutes and the man was brought to hospital by ambulance. Details of how the tractor was affecting him are unknown.

Commenting, a Suffolk Fire and Rescue spokesperson said:

“At 11:45a.m on Friday, October 8, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called to an incident of an 82-year-old man.

Two fire service vehicles attended the call, as did Suffolk Police and the East of England Ambulance service.”

The Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were present at the incident, called from the ambulance service to help the man with his injuries.

“The male was freed by Suffolk Fire and Rescue at 12:10p.m when the Fire Service lifted the tractor off the man with specialist equipment,” the spokesperson said.

“At 12:46p.m, a stop was called when the freed man was handed over to the ambulance service for medical checks and to be taken to hospital.”