Road rescue in South Ayrshire

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Firefighters, paramedics and police officers responded to reports a car had overturned at Ballantrae.

Joint exercise RTC

Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to free a man from an overturned car in South Ayrshire on Sunday morning (26 April).

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were sent to the A77 at Ballantrae around 10:40am following a report a vehicle had left the road and was positioned in a field with the driver still inside.

Appliances from Colmonell and Girvan community fire stations attended the incident along with ambulance crews and police officers.

The SFRS incident commander, Watch Manager Ronnie O’Hare, said: “A casualty was trapped in the vehicle and firefighters removed its roof to allow his safe release.

“While our crews effected the rescue our ambulance colleagues assessed the extent of his injuries and took charge of his care and police officers controlled traffic to ensure the safety of everyone at the scene.

“After we removed the casualty from the vehicle he received further treatment from paramedics and was taken to Ayr Hospital by ambulance.”

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*Please note the image above is of a training exercise and does not depict this incident.