Teenage bell-ringer rescued from Abingdon belfry
A teenager has been rescued by fire crews after he became tangled in church bell-ringing ropes.
Firefighters found the 17-year-old more than 40ft (12m) inthe air inside the belfry of St Helens Church in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, at 19:00 GMT on Friday.
Crews used a rope rescue system to reach the bell-ringer who had suffered a number of injuries from the ropes.
He was lowered to the floor on a stretcher and taken to hospital. The extent of his injuries is unknown.
Station manager Paul Webster said "it was an unusual incident" for the firefighters.
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