Man reportedly ‘rescued from sinkhole’ in Barnsley

A man has reportedly been rescued from a sinkhole in Barnsley this afternoon.

Monday, 25th March 2019, 4:33 pm
Updated Monday, 25th March 2019, 4:38 pm
Fitzwilliam Street, Elsecar. Picture: Google
Fitzwilliam Street, Elsecar. Picture: Google

According to a post on a Facebook community forum, a 62-year-old man had become stuck in a sinkhole “right up to his neck.” 

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Fitzwilliam Street, Elsecar. Picture: Google

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Police, fire crews and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance were reportedly called out to the incident in Fitzwilliam Street, Elsecar, earlier this afternoon.

Residents said the man was taken to hospital.

The road has since been reopened. 

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson confirmed officers attended but they did not have any further details at this stage.  

We have contacted the fire service and ambulance service for comment and are waiting for replies.