Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Crane driver dies in frozen Fen drain

An Environment Agency crane driver died today after his machine fell into a frozen drain.

Firefighters and police fought to free the man from the Old Bedford River, near Mepal, Cambs, but he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident this lunchtime.

The tragedy highlights the dangers of frozen banks, after several nights of sub-zero temperatures in the Fens. More here.

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