Man rescued from hole by firefighters at Drumoak, near Aberdeen

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The workman had fallen down a man-made hole which was two metres wide and eight metres deep

SFRS name line on appliance

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to attend an incident in Drumoak, just outside Aberdeen yesterday after a workman fell down a man-made hole.

The incident was reported at around 3.40pm on 28 July 2014 at the site where building work is taking place on the new Drumoak Primary school. The hole measured one metre wide by eight metres deep.

Two appliances from Banchory and a specialist team from Aberdeen were sent to the scene.

The team then carried out a successful line rescue and removed the man from the hole. Thankfully he sustained only minor injuries.

Paramedics were also at the scene and carried out precautionary checks on the casualty.