FIREFIGHTERS joined together in a major effort to rescue a dairy worker from a pit in Pewsey writes Daniel Angelini.

Crews from Pewsey, Malborough, Ludershall, Swindon, Trowbridge, Chippenham, Lyndhurst, and Winchester all responded to a 999 call which came in at around 2.17pm on Thursday.

The emergency response included two rope rescue teams and an animal rescue team.

Ambulances were also called to the scene.

A spokeswoman for the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "A 60-year-old female dairy worker on Wilcott Road was unwell and found in a five-feet deep pit.

"She was rescued and taken into the care of an ambulance."

The incident was resolved by 2.51pm.

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