Firefighters rescue man from car wedged in Aberdeenshire house

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A specialist urban search and rescue team assisted crews cutting the casualty free from the vehicle

Above: SFRS firefighters conduct an urban search and rescue training exercise. (Stock image - does not depict this incident)

Firefighters freed a man from a car after it crashed into a house in Aberdeenshire.

With the vehicle wedged in the side of the building the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) response included crews specially trained in urban search and rescue.

They were needed to assess the stability of the structure as their colleagues used hydraulic cutting gear to safely release the man.

The incident happened on the A947 at Plaidy shortly before 8:30pm Saturday (18 June).

After rescuing the casualty from the car firefighters assisted paramedics who provided him with treatment until an air ambulance reached the scene.

A second man had been able to get out of the vehicle prior to emergency crews’ arrival.

Fire engines were sent to the incident from Turriff and Macuff fire stations, with the specialist urban search and rescue team scrambled from North Anderson Drive Fire Station in Aberdeen.