Farmer falls into an empty 40ft silo as massive rescue operation launched

Farmer falls into an empty 40ft silo as massive rescue operation launched

A FARM worker has fallen into an empty '40ft' silo.

Rescuers are frantically trying to free the man the cylindrical tower in Milton Ernest, Bedfordshire.

A rope rescue team is on the scene as part of the massive operation while a drone flies overhead.

Breathing apparatus is also being used to assist the retrieval, firefighters said.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to the farm shortly after midday.

Firefighters are working with the East of England Ambulance Service to get to the injured person as soon as possible, the BBC reports.

It is not known how the man fell into the silo – which commonly measure between 30 and 50 feet in height.

A spokesperson for Bedford Fire Control 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."

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