A tractor driver was airlifted to hospital after his tractor and slurry trailer overturned in a North Dorset field.

Fire crews, paramedics and police officers were mobilised to the incident off Drones Lane in Compton Abbas at 10.43am on Monday morning (September 6).

The air ambulance was then called to take the injured man to hospital where he is said to be recovering.

Two teams from Shaftesbury Fire Station, a crew from Sturminster Newton and another from Blandford attended but the casualty was free from the cab before they arrived.

A spokesperson from the Shaftesbury crew said: "Both of our crews attended this incident, thankfully it was resolved quickly due to the incredible work of the air ambulance crew."

North Dorset Police said that the What3words app was critical in the success of the operation.

A spokesperson said: "The What3words app played an important role in getting emergency services where they were needed as quickly as possible.

"Thankfully the casualty was able to be flown to hospital where they are recovering."

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The What3words app pinpoints a location to three square metres, anywhere in the world, making it quick and easy to share a geographical area accurately.

Land has been divided into three metre squares and each square has been given a unique combination of three words.

These are as accurate as GPS coordinates.

What3words is free to download and use on a smart phone and is particularly recommended to farmers since it can be difficult to describe precisely where they are working.