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Fire crews rescue teen from lime pile

pic from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Twitter feed
We freed this #Sheffield lad from a sticky situation the other day- he'd got into difficulty in a pile of lime! pic.twitter.com/p8IThlpbag

pic from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Twitter feed We freed this #Sheffield lad from a sticky situation the other day- he'd got into difficulty in a pile of lime! pic.twitter.com/p8IThlpbag

A teenage boy had to be dramatically rescued by fire crews after becoming trapped - in a pile of agricultural lime.

The youngster got into the sticky situation as he walked on land near allotments off Manchester Road, Rivelin Valley, Sheffield, on Saturday afternoon.

Callers who alerted the emergency services at around 1pm first feared he had sunk ‘up to his knees’ in setting concrete.

Crews from the Rivelin and Central fire stations attended, first freeing the teenager by pulling him out.

After an investigation they found the substance was actually a pile of agricultural lime.

Ambulance crews also attended the scene and it is believed the boy was taken to his Sheffield home unharmed.

His rescue - shared by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service on Twitter - has triggered a warning for people to be careful during wet conditions.

A spokesman for the brigade told The Star said: “This incident shows the breadth of incidents the fire service gets called to respond to- not just house fires and traffic collisions, but other types of rescue as well.

“Our general advice to people is to take care in a range of conditions, especially when it’s been very wet when substances like lime, mud and sand can become particularly treacherous.”

Fire crews also rescued a horse called Dotti from where the animal was stuck in a muddy river bank in Barnsley last week.

 

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