Man in 40s airlifted to hospital after suffering traumatic hand injury in Great Yarmouth
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A man in his 40s was airlifted to hospital after trapping his hand in machinery.
The man was treated for a serious traumatic hand injury after it got trapped near Cunningham Avenue, Great Yarmouth.
Appliances from three fire stations rushed help the casualty. Crews from Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Lowestoft were called just before noon to release the man in Cunningham Avenue, in the Newtown area of the town.
A rapid response vehicle, ambulance crew and East Anglian Air Ambulance were dispatched to a report of a man in his 40s who had suffered traumatic injuries.
The air ambulance was also despatched and landed nearby at Great Yarmouth Racecourse, which is about a two minute drive away from the scene.
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He was airlifted to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further care.
Neighbours said they heard screaming. Sarah Hunt said: 'It was awful. I heard screaming from my garden.'
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The incident took place in a back garden near the park which borders on Chaucer Road.
The condition of the man and the extent of his injuries are not yet known.