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.

By Claire Lewis
Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 9:12 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 9:13 am
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.