Woman trapped hand in drain cover searching for marble

A picture taken by EMICS crews of the incident in Bourne
A picture taken by EMICS crews of the incident in Bourne
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Sunday, 10am: Paramedics were called after a young woman trapped her hand in a drain cover in Bourne for several hours after searching for a marble earlier today (19 May).

The incident happened in Holloway Drive in Bourne at around 3.30am this morning.

Crews from the East Midlands Immediate Care Scene (EMICS) and the Lincolnshire Intergrated Voluntary Emergency Services (LIVES) were called to the scene and posted a picture of the incident on Twitter.

A spokeswoman for LIVES said: “A woman had trapped her hand in a drain cover while trying to get a marble out of the drain.

“Crews attempted to saw the drain off but this did not work and the woman was taken to hospital by ambulance with the drain still attached.

“The woman was given a lot of sedation as her hand had become swollen.

“At hospital staff used lubrication to help remove her hand from the drain. The woman was not injured.”

A spokesperson for EMICS said: “A 20-year-old female had been trapped for hours by her hand, ambulance, fire and highways were fighting to free her.

“Advanced sedation/pain relief was required. Once freed she was taken with a LIVES doctor escort to Peterborough City Hospital by EMAS.”