Published:
August 30, 2014
Man with hand stuck in letterbox is rescued by Burnham fire crew

Burnham-On-Sea's fire crew was called to help a man with his hand stuck in a letterbox early today on Saturday (August 30th).

One Burnham fire engine was called to a home in Highbridge Road, Burnham at 4.19am.

The man, in his early 40s, had got his hand and arm stuck in a letter box while trying to retrieve a key on the other side of the door.

"We used small tools, saws, screwdrivers and washing-up liquid to release his hand while trying not to damage the door," a spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

"He had been stuck there for around two hours before he'd been able to raise the alarm and get help. Fortunately, he was not injured - just his pride was a little bruised. It was certainly one of our more unusual incidents!"

 


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