Man traps finger between tractor and plough at Ellough Airfield near Beccles

Mid Anglia Microlights have set up at Ellough airfield offering flying lessons.

Mid Anglia Microlights have set up at Ellough airfield offering flying lessons. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Rescuers have spent more than two hours trying to release a 30-year-old man trapped between a tractor and a plough by his finger.

Emergency service crews, including paramedics and two fire engines – one from Lowestoft South and the other from Norfolk – are at Ellough Airfield this evening.

They were called shortly after 2.20pm to reports a man had become trapped.

Mechanics are on their way to dismantle the plough and ambulance crews have been on standby to provide pain relief.

In an update released at 5pm, a Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “A 30-year-old man is trapped by his finger between a tractor and a plough.


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“Ambulance crews are on standby to help with pain relief.

“Mechanics were called at around 3.42pm to try and help dismantle the plough.

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“Work to release the casualty is still ongoing.”

The extent of the man’s injuries is unknown.

Representatives for the East of England Ambulance have been contacted for comment.

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