Man plunges four metres into ditch after falling from ride-on mower

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A man fell off a ride-on lawnmower and tumbled into a ditch four metres below, firefighters said.


Three crews from Blackpool, Garstang, and St Annes had been called to an address in Moss Side Lane, in Great Eccleston, at 1:20pm on Sunday.

The entrance to Moss Side Lane in Great Eccleston.

The entrance to Moss Side Lane in Great Eccleston.

There, they rescued the man, described as in his early 50s, using ladders, ropes, and a stretcher to carry him to safety.

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A senior clinician and paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service assessed the man at the scene.

A spokesman for NWAS said he was conscious and breathing, and not suffering from any major trauma.

He was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital by an ambulance.