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Sizewell: Fire crews free unconscious person from ‘deep pit’ at power plant

PUBLISHED: 16:06 29 July 2014 | UPDATED: 16:41 29 July 2014

Sizewell A power station viewed from Sizewell beach

Sizewell A power station viewed from Sizewell beach

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Firefighters have rescued a person from a “deep pit” at Sizewell A power station near Leiston.

Crews from Leiston, Felixstowe, Lowestoft, Beccles and Woodbridge were called to the station, which has been closed since December 2006, at about 12.55pm, to reports of a person having fallen into a deep pit.

They arrived on scene to find the person unconscious but were able to lift them to safety and leave them in care of the ambulance service.

Sizewell A is currently coming to the end of the defuelling process before being decommissioned.

A spokesman for site operator Magnox said: “The air ambulance was called to the Sizewell A site following an industrial accident. The nature of the accident and the extent of the individual’s injuries is still being assessed.

“No radioactive materials were involved in the accident. A full investigation into the event will be undertaken.”

A 50-year-old man from Cambridgeshire who was arrested after a fatal crash on the A140 on Tuesday will appear in court tomorrow to face dangerous driving charges.

Emergency services including firefighters, police and paramedics are at the scene of a serious crash in Lowestoft.

An Essex father who threw a corrosive liquid at a teenager outside a popular restaurant in Walton-on-the-Naze will now face years behind bars.

A jealous Suffolk man who fired a BB gun at a car after finding text messages from the vehicle’s owner on his partner’s phone has been jailed for ten months.

A group of men from London are facing drugs charges and money laundering offences after a police chase on the A14 at the weekend.

A former geography teacher from Essex says that schoolchildren should be taught more about what to do if a natural disaster occurs after getting caught up in the earthquake which hit Kos last week.

Drivers heading home from work in west Suffolk this evening could face long delays on the A11 after a lorry tipped over on the southbound carriageway near Barton Mills.

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