Trapped man rescued from sinkhole in Barnsley

A man was rescued by firefighters and taken to hospital after he became trapped in a sinkhole in Barnsley.

Fitzwilliam Street, Elsecar, Barnsley
Fitzwilliam Street, Elsecar, Barnsley

He was reportedly trapped ‘right up to his neck’ according to local residents.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service said crews were deployed to a man trapped in a ‘sinkhole’ on Fitzwilliam Street, Elsecar, at 12.50pm yesterday.

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Firefighters freed the trapped man, who they said was found in a collapsed trench.

No other details have yet been released.