A MAN was airlifted to hospital after being stuck in a combine harvester on Thursday.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service mobilised a crew to the scene and the man was successfully freed.

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The man was then handed into the care of Great North Air Ambulance where he was flown to James Cook Hospital where he is currently being treated for his injuries.

A spokesperson for Great North Air Ambulance said: "So we were alerted shortly after 13:30 yesterday, to an incident on some farmland near Thirsk in Sandhutton.

“We flew two doctors and a paramedic to the scene, to help with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and fire and rescue teams.

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“After treatment on scene, we airlifted the patient to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

“The flight time from the scene to the hospital was nine minutes.”

There has been, so far, no report on the man's condition after the incident.


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