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

The entrance to Moss Side Lane in Great Eccleston.
The entrance to Moss Side Lane in Great Eccleston.
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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.

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.