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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Farmworker saved after falling down 40ft silo  

Emergency services have successfully saved a farmworker who fell down a 40ft silo.

The three-hour operation, involving a team of rescuers, took place at Milton Ernest Farm in the UK.

Emergency services were alerted to the scene in Bedfordshire shortly before midday on August 31st, 2021.

Farmworker saved

In an update, that afternoon, a spokesperson for Bedford Fire Control, later said: “We have our specialist rope rescue team Dunstable in attendance.”

“Our drone is flying, and we are using our aerial platform from Bedford to help extricate the casualty. The silo is empty, person with injuries following a fall. “

Following the rescue, they added: “We have now rescued a male casualty from the silo in Milton Ernest. He is now in the care of the East of England Ambulance Service.”

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“A fantastic rescue operation from our crews from Kempston, Dunstable, Bedford and Harrold and amazing teamwork in Bedford Fire Control.”

A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 11.58 am with reports of a person who had fallen into a silo in Milton Ernest.”

“We sent the Hazardous Area Response Team, one ambulance and two ambulance officers. One person is being taken to hospital for further care,” the spokesperson concluded.

Tractor used to recover 4×4 and trailer after they submerged in the sea

“4X4 vehicles are not immune to soft sand and steep beaches, and Mother Nature usually wins.”

That is the warning HM Coastguard Fleetwood in the UK issued in recent days after a 4×4 and trailer submerged in Fleetwood Sea.

The incident occurred near lower lighthouse shortly after mid-day on Sunday, August 29th, 2021.

The coastguard was tasked at 12:19 to reports of a car stuck near lower lighthouse Fleetwood with the tide flooding.

A spokesperson for the coastguard said: “Sadly, the car and trailer were submerged before recovery could be arranged.”

“At this incident, HM Coastguard Fleetwood were responsible for protecting human life, preventing hazards to navigation and monitoring pollution threats.”

“As the tide receded around 20:00hrs, a large effort of 4×4 vehicles (many from Fleetwood beach PWC) and a tractor successfully pulled them, and the boat they were launching, up the beach above the high water mark.”

The spokesperson issued some advice to members of the public and said it hopes this event serves as a reminder.

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