Teenager Pulled from Riseholme Slurry Tank

A teenager has been rescued from a farmyard slurry tank by firefighters after emergency services were called to Riseholme earlier today.
A teenager has been rescued from a farmyard slurry tank by firefighters after emergency services were called to Riseholme earlier today.

A teenager has been rescued from a farmyard slurry tank by firefighters after emergency services were called to Riseholme earlier today.

A Rescue and Search Unit from the Lincoln North station, together with a Technical Rescue Vehicle from Gainsborough attended the incident where Firefighters used a short extending ladder and a 15m rope to free a 15-year-old boy. Police said he was unharmed.

Police spokesman Jemma Peacock said: “Thankfully in this case the boy was unharmed but the result could have been much worse.”

Councillor Giles McNeill, who represents Riseholme on the district council, said:

“I’m greatly concerned to learn that someone has got involved in a very serious and potentially life-threatening situation such as this.

“It happened on a working farm and we approach the summer holidays I would like to remind people that working farms are just that, not areas to play or mess about in.”

You can find out more about this story on the Lincolnshire Echo website.